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Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014.

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Ferguson Calls For Justice as Anger, Violence Grips Communityi
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August 20, 2014 5:26 AM
Violence, anger and frustration continue to grip the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Protests broke out after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager on August 9. The case has sparked outrage around the nation and prompted the White House to send U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to the small community of just over 20,000 people. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has more from Ferguson.
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Video Ferguson Calls For Justice as Anger, Violence Grips Community

Violence, anger and frustration continue to grip the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Protests broke out after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager on August 9. The case has sparked outrage around the nation and prompted the White House to send U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to the small community of just over 20,000 people. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has more from Ferguson.
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Video Conflicting Accounts Cloud Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting

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The racial violence in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is presenting U.S. President Barack Obama with an issue to which he has a deep personal connection. To many Americans, Obama's election as America's first black president marked a turning point in race relations in the United States, and Obama has made ending the violence a policy priority. On Monday he issued a new call for calm and understanding. Luis Ramirez reports from the White House.
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Video Ferguson Police ID Officer, Call Brown Robbery Suspect

Thousands of people have been holding protest rallies across the United States in remembrance of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a police officer in the state of Missouri on August 9. After four nights of demonstrations, the community of Ferguson, where the shooting occurred, is peaceful. VOA’s Chris Simkins reports racial tensions in the town still remain high, however, as new details are released about the investigation.
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Video Panama Canal Turns 100 Amid Growing Pains, Competition

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Video Racial Tensions High Over Police Shooting of African American Youth

Racial tensions remain high in a suburb outside Saint Louis, Missouri days after an unarmed black teenager was shot to death, allegedly by a white police officer. Civil rights leaders and President Barack Obama are calling for calm. As VOA’s Chris Simkins reports, federal authorities are investigating other recent altercations between African Americans and police.
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Video US Pledges Additional $180 Million to Avert Famine In S. Sudan

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Video US Monitors S. China Sea after Beijing Knocks Down Proposal

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VOA60 America- August 19, 2014i
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August 19, 2014 4:43 PM
Clashes continue in Ferguson, Missouri; President Barack Obama tells Attorney General Eric Holder to travel there
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Clashes continue in Ferguson, Missouri; President Barack Obama tells Attorney General Eric Holder to travel there
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Video VOA60 America August 18, 2014

The governor of Missouri has ordered the National Guard to the town of Ferguson after a week of sometimes violent protests sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer
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Police in Ferguson, Missouri release the name of the officer that shot and killed Michael Brown last week
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Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up an eight-day around-the-world diplomatic trip in Hawaii
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Video VOA60 America August 13, 2014

Violence erupted again overnight in Ferguson, Missouri following the weekend shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer

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