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File photo of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder Bringing Personal Perspective to Ferguson

Eric Holder talks about the nation’s civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.

08/20/2014

President Barack Obama said during a statement on Aug. 18, that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama on Ferguson: Time to Listen, Not Just Shout

Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police.

08/18/2014

Police confront demonstrators during a protest over the shooting death of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot pepper spray,  smoke, gas and flash grenades at protestors before retreating. Several businesses were looted as the county police sat nearby with armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

US Rethinks Giving Excess Military Gear To Police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/16/2014

A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, scrambles for cover as police fire tear gas on Aug. 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sen. Warren On Ferguson Protests: ‘This Is America, Not A War Zone’

WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., weighed in Thursday on the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo., where a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last weekend. Warren addressed the disheartening […]

08/14/2014

Protesters and onlookers stand during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

FBI: Possible Civil Rights Violations in Shooting Death of Missouri Teen

The FBI opened an investigation Monday into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday after being confronted by a white officer in Ferguson, a 21,000-resident suburb that’s nearly 70 percent black.

08/11/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on March 6, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Officials to Tour Md. Jail

Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Attorney General Eric Holder plan to visit a suburban Washington jail to highlight a program that’s intended to keep inmates from committing crimes after their release.

07/28/2014

File photo of a New York Police Department car. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. Monitoring NYC Police Death Probe

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has been in touch with the family of a New York City man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

07/25/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Holder: The Redskins Offensive Name ‘Ought to be Changed’

U.S. Attorney General was asked in an interview on ABC if he thinks the Redskins team name is offensive, and if it should be changed. His response was short and to the point.

07/14/2014

The Virginia Capitol House. (credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Va. Congressman: Investigation Into Senator’s Resignation is Politically Motivated

A Virginia Congressman says the federal investigation into a state senator’s recent resignation is politically motivated.

07/01/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said Monday that the House of Representatives would not take up immigration reform legislation this year and Obama said he would continue to use his executive power to bolster enforcement on the southern border.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: GOP Failed At ‘Darn’ Bill, Plans To Take Executive Action On Immigration

President Barack Obama announced that he will bypass Congress and take steps on his own to make the necessary changes to the immigration policy.

06/30/2014

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