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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama.
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Ferguson, Missouri, has fired three city employees and is pursuing other reforms to reach a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after a federal investigation accused the city of illegal practices targeting African-Americans, the mayor said on Friday. Three employees working in the police department and municipal court system were terminated due to evidence of "egregious racial bias," documented in emails and detailed in the Justice Department report released on Wednesday, said Mayor James Knowles. The firings come as the St. ...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — At first, it appeared retired University of Florida professor Thomas Oakland died in a tragic house fire. Now, police think the 75-year-old man who friends say was "generous to a fault" was done in by his own kindness.