The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., has been the scene of protests since a white police officer, now identified as six-year veteran Darren Wilson, shot and killed an 18-year old black man on Aug. 9.
Illai Kenney, a telecommunications student in Washington, found herself mesmerized by the constant stream of images flooding into her Twitter feed of protests underway in the small town of Ferguson, half a continent away.
Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark of his administration.
As they watched police in military gear spread tear gas in a St. Louis suburb in recent days, White House aides knew President Obama would be expected to weigh in on race.
The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field. The Tigers were frantic about it. Their general manager was in the dugout, on the phone with the commissioner's office. If the Tigers could not get Austin Jackson out of center field in the final minutes before Thursday's trade deadline, they could not complete a trade for David Price. "You've gotta get Austin off the field!" General Manager Dave Dombrowski yelled, according to reports from Detroit. "You've gotta get Austin off the field!"...