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August 14, 2014


Obama Urges Calm in Missouri

President Obama "called on the police in this St. Louis suburb to be 'open and transparent' as they investigate the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, and he urged calm in a city that has been rocked by violence in recent days," the New York Times reports.

"But Mr. Obama did not specifically call on the police to release the name of the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday, a decision by the authorities that has helped fuel anger among the residents of Ferguson."

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) pledged today to make an "operational shift" in the way the Ferguson protests are being handled by police.












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