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How St. Louis-area delegation voted the week of March 2-6

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of March 2-6. The votes and descriptions are compiled by "Voterama in Congress" a legislative tracking organization. HOUSE Homeland Security Budget * The House on March 3 voted, 257-167, to fund the Department of Homeland Security at an annual rate of $39.7 billion for the remainder of fiscal 2015.

Holder says shutting down of Ferguson police possible if reforms aren't done

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Saying he was "shocked" by what his investigators found out about Ferguson police and courts, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department would be prepared to dismantle that city's police department "if that's what's necessary." "We are prepared to use all the powers that we have...

On the eve of Selma speech, Obama links its historical importance to Ferguson

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * As President Obama and a host of political and civil rights leaders gather in Selma, Ala., Saturday for the 50th anniversary commemoration of "Bloody Sunday," Obama is drawing a linkage between that historic moment and the last seven months in Ferguson.

Holder says years of mistrust turned Ferguson into 'powder keg'

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * In what may have been his valedictory remarks as attorney general, the activist and oft-criticized Eric Holder ended where he began his six years in office. With a challenge on race. Ferguson is the focus but the scope is far broader.

DOJ finds Ferguson targeted African Americans, used courts mainly to increase revenue

stltoday.com — In the aftermath of a report showing Ferguson unfairly targeted African Americans, the Justice Department is asking city to make more than two dozen changes to how it runs it's police department and municipal courts.

Ferguson police, court showed pattern of racial bias, Department of Justice to report

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce Wednesday that a Department of Justice investigation found patterns of racial bias in Ferguson's police and municipal court that violate the Constitution and federal law. The investigation began in the wake of the fatal shooting Aug.

Ferguson Police acted in patterns of racial bias, Department of Justice to report

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The Ferguson Police Department engaged in patterns of arrests and racial bias that violate the Constitution and federal law, the Department of Justice will say in its report on the Michael Brown shooting.

President's policing task force recommends independent investigation of police shootings

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * A national policing commission set up by President Barack Obama after the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson is recommending independent investigations of police-involved deaths. The Task Force on 21st Century Policing, while urging reforms in training, record-keeping, technology, and the way that police interact with communities, did not offer an unqualified endorsement of police use of body cameras.

Policing task force recommends independent investigation of police shootings

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * A national policing commission set up by President Barack Obama after the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson is recommending independent investigations of police-involved deaths. The Task Force on 21st Century Policing, while urging reforms in training, record-keeping, technology, and the way that police interact with communities, did not offer an unqualified endorsement of police use of body cameras.

Blunt, McCaskill to attend Schweich funderal

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., plan to attend Tuesday's funeral of former State Auditor Tom Schweich. Reps. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis; Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin; and Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, will not be at the funeral, their spokespersons said Monday.
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Mar 06, 2015

RT @todayskccr: @craasch And he and Vin Scully did the World Series together. How cool is that?

Mar 06, 2015

50 years ago the Minnesota Twins did this: vimeo.com/111579467 and the great Ray Scott moderated

Mar 06, 2015

RT @Newsweek: Reliving Selma's "Bloody Sunday" before the 50th anniversary of the historic march #Selma50bit.ly/1AkuMqg pic.twitter.com/UuusvVGij1

Mar 06, 2015

On the eve of Selma speech, Obama links its historical importance to Ferguson: bit.ly/1H7B6mp via @STLtoday

Mar 06, 2015

On the eve of Selma speech, Obama links its historical importance to Ferguson: bit.ly/1wM552O via @STLtoday

Mar 06, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: What was the largely silent Justice Roberts thinking during this week's Obamacare arguments? We discuss: on.wsj.com/1McWXLY

Mar 06, 2015

RT @pewresearch: #Selma50:March 7 is anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" march.A look at public opinion at the time. pewrsr.ch/1FdbALh pic.twitter.com/9gfDXinzrx

Mar 06, 2015

RT @tobyharnden: "A Clinton aide wldn't say how many e-mails were w/held or describe process used to decide which were purely personal"washingtonpost.com/politics/state…

Mar 06, 2015

Schweich's death raises questions about anti-Semitism in Missouri: bit.ly/1wKTa5e via @STLtoday

Mar 05, 2015

RT @valeriehahn: Alvery Williams, 72, of STL, worked in #Selma 50 yrs ago registering voters. He's been back several times since. pic.twitter.com/dYQ9QVFES3

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