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Americans racially divided on Ferguson: Poll — As tensions in Ferguson, Missouri appear to be easing, a new poll shows that Americans across the country are divided along racial lines on the justification of the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. More than half - 57% - of black Americans said the killing of the 18-year-old Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug.

Behind the desperate search for James Foley —'s Cassandra Vinograd joins guest host Chris Matthews to discuss how the Foleys have coped since losing their son, and the final piece of communication they received from ISIS before the execution.

In Ferguson, a movement builds for political engagement — FERGUSON, Missouri - Since not long after Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white police officer, attention has focused on the racial imbalance in this city's government. Though two in three residents are black, Ferguson's leadership is almost entirely white. But a movement is building to change that.
Aug 22, 2014

.@zackroth on the movement for more black political engagement in Ferguson:…

Aug 22, 2014

“They understand now they have a powerful voice and voting is one way to make that voice heard.” #Ferguson

Aug 22, 2014

In Ferguson, a movement for political change builds. "Marching can only do so much," says @AntonioFrench.…