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Ferguson still tense, but grows calmer

FERGUSON, Mo. — As residents swept broken glass from the sidewalks here Wednesday and painted hopeful messages on boarded-up storefronts, public officials cautiously said that tighter security measures and hundreds of additional National Guard troops had helped stabilize this St. Louis suburb after …

What Social Psychology Says About Darren Wilson And Michael Brown

What does it mean for a black teen to seem "like a demon"?<p>This week, a grand jury elected not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.<p>Transcripts show officer Darren Wilson testifying that even though Michael Brown was unarmed, killing him was justified …

Psychology

Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth.<p>On August 9, Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old African American Michael Brown. Since that …

Justice

Darren Wilson says he's sorry but his conscience is clear

Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since he fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, said he's not tormented by that fateful encounter on a street in suburban St. Louis last summer.<p>"I don't think it's haunting," Wilson told ABC News on Tuesday. "It's always …

Ferguson protests around U.S. clog streets - CNN.com

<i>Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p>Washington University students march through a student lounge on the St. Louis campus as part of a nationwide walkout on Monday, December 1. Activists called for students to walk …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …