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'They're Definitely Targeting People': How The St. Louis County Courts Screw Over Minorities

FERGUSON, Mo. - The concept of "driving while black" has been part of the public consciousness for years, but for those who have never experienced this injustice, it's hard to understand how much it can permeate the lives of those caught up in it.<p>The Huffington Post visited four separate St. …

“We are starting to break down”: Why so many Americans feel traumatized

From crippling income inequality to limitless government spying, modern American life has never felt so grim<p>Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the context of America’s political system. As I sifted through my thoughts on this topic, I began to …

China building massive island big enough for airstrip, report says

China appears to be flexing its considerable military muscle, building a massive island that could host an airstrip in an area of the South China Sea that has become a source of regional tension over disputed territorial claims.<p>IHS Jane’s said satellite imagery it obtained showed that in the past …

Islamic State crisis: Peshmerga fighters head to Turkey

<b>A group of 150 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have arrived in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle Islamic State (IS) militants besieging the town of Kobane.</b><p>One contingent flew from Iraq to a south-eastern Turkish airport.<p>Another contingent, carrying weapons including …

Middle East

Southern secessionist group forming paramilitary unit called the “Indomitables”

The neo-Confederate organization is training to advance a second southern secession by any means necessary<p>After years of rhetoric threatening violence, the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS) is training a uniformed, paramilitary unit tasked with advancing a second southern secession by any …

Ukraine: what does Russia's Vladimir Putin want? – video

More than 2,500 people have been killed in the conflict in Ukraine, and relations between Russia and the west are more tense than at any time since the cold war. Where will this conflict end, and what are Vladimir Putin's objectives in this protracted war? In recent weeks Russian involvement has …

West Point report describes Islamic State threat as crisis 4 years in the making

A new report from the West Point counterterrorism center challenges the notion that the Islamic State only recently became a major terror threat, describing the network's gains in Iraq as a crisis four years in the making.<p>Meanwhile, Fox News has learned that top aides to President Obama expect the …

Someone Claims To Have An Audio Recording Of The Michael Brown Shooting

What's thought to be an audio recording of the shooting death of Michael Brown has reportedly surfaced. According to CNN, an unidentified man, who has since been interviewed by the FBI, is said to have managed to record the incident in which Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson earlier …

Law Enforcement

White power won’t give in — and that’s why there will be more Fergusons

When it comes to American race relations, it is always Groundhog Day, because the power structure will not change<p>“Is this performance art, at this time, about what it looks like to be out of touch with one's constituents?” MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry asked a panel of guests on her Sunday …

History and Ferguson, Missouri

As I watched with a sickening sense of deja vu the images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri this week, I couldn't help but come to this conclusion: we have allowed a pernicious historical revisionism to undermine the legacy of the civil rights movement.<p>A half century ago, after covering datelines …

Black History

Caller says she has the officer's side of the Ferguson shooting

Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer.<p>The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown's family requested were released, …

Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

These Maps Tracking 'Botched' Raids Show The Troubling Law Enforcement Trends Culminating In Ferguson

Journalist Radley Balko, now with the Washington Post, covered the "militarization of the police" in his 2013 book "Rise of the Warrior Cop." Balko also helped produce an interactive map online at the CATO Institute, which records instances of botched paramilitary police raids across the nation. …

Justice

Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages

The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria.<p>The<p>Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, announced in an audio recording posted …

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Rush Limbaugh just keeps being racist

The radio host uses some colorful language to describe a Tea Party loss, while the World Cup continues to infuriate<p><b>1. Ann Coulter: Soccer represents everything that is wrong with the world and now America.</b><p>You may or may not care for soccer. You may or may not be swept up in World Cup fever. Chances …

China Scrambled Jets in Response to 'Dangerous' Japanese Air Intrusion

BEIJING — China said on Sunday it scrambled jets in the East China Sea after Japanese aircraft intruded into its air defense zone and carried out "dangerous actions" during a joint maritime exercise with Russia.<p>The Defense Ministry said on its website that the Japanese aircraft had entered the zone …

Military

Nigeria bombings: 'Death toll passes 100'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1078000/1078382_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524713825_7309fc4f8bd05a5091e451745cd8ca82<p><b>The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of twin bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the nation's emergency</b> …

Africa