St. Louis Police Sgt. Robert Ogilvie was getting off work late when he got the call from his boss to come join the new night patrol in this riot-ravaged suburb.
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 final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week.
Christine Ewings learned in a phone call from a friend that her street had been closed because a young black man had been shot by police.
Michelle Rhee, the controversial education figure and founder of the influential advocacy group StudentsFirst, announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as chief executive of the organization. Rhee, who served as Washington D.C. schools chancellor for three years, said in a statement that she will be focusing on her family and supporting her husband, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “His focus and passion for underserved communities and ensuring access to equal opportunity will be central to whatever comes next for us,” Rhee said. The move was first reported by the Huffington Post. A StudentsFirst spokesperson confirmed that Rhee will down as CEO, but did not specify...