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Missouri’s tortured history of racism: Why the inferno in Ferguson is no surprise

Salon  |  8/21/14 6:30 AM

For decades the state has been a hot bed for the country's most virulent racists, from neo-Nazis to the KKK

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Vargas appeals to Obama over deportations

CNN  |  8/21/14 6:17 AM

Filmmaker and activist Jose Antonio Vargas and 10 others asked the U.S. government on Wednesday to halt deportation proceedings against undocumented immigrants like themselves who have strong and productive ties to the United States.

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Why one critique of Clinton worries some close to her

CNN  |  8/21/14 6:16 AM

Some Clinton friends and advisers have quietly expressed concern that the one of the most effective critiques on the former secretary of state will be that her hypothetical presidency will be nothing more than Obama's third term.

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On race, Obama and Holder hone their messages

CNN  |  8/21/14 6:15 AM

Now past the two-thirds mark of the Obama presidency, Barack Obama and Eric Holder have avoided loaded language in response to the August 9 shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer in suburban St. Louis.

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ISIS beheading: What should U.S. do?

CNN  |  8/21/14 6:14 AM

Frida Ghitis says the sickening execution of James Foley was a direct challenge to the American people, to the U.S. government, and to the international community.

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Holder tries to reassure Ferguson

CNN  |  8/21/14 6:09 AM

The Attorney General visits the town slammed by protests and promises justice amid new accusations of police harassment.

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On race, Obama and Holder hone messages

CNN  |  8/21/14 6:06 AM

Now past the two-thirds mark of the Obama presidency, Barack Obama and Eric Holder have avoided loaded language in response to the August 9 shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer in suburban St. Louis.

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Johnson: Ferguson has 'good night'

Politico  |  8/21/14 5:03 AM

"We've been taking small steps every night," says the Missouri State Highway Patrol captain.

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Top 5 Races to Watch in New England

Roll Call (CQ)  |  8/21/14 5:02 AM

New England hasn't been fertile territory for Republican candidates of late, but the party has an opportunity to gain House seats in the region this November.

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

Associated Press  |  8/21/14 4:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say....

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