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Motherlode Blog: How Does a 2-Year-Old Wear Glasses? (Not) Very Carefully.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:04pm
I wasn’t happy when the pediatric ophthalmologist ordered up glasses for my toddler. But it wasn’t supposed to be about me.

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Police Identify Darren Wilson as Officer Who Fatally Shot Ferguson, Mo. Teenager, Linking Him to Robbery

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:15am
The authorities in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday identified the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the department.

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HistorySource: Kennedy, L.B.J. and a Disputed Deer Hunt

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:00am
The outing foreshadowed the differing attitudes of Americans regarding hunting and other recreation involving firearms.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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Police Identify Officer Who Fatally Shot Teenager

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:52am
The authorities on Friday identified the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the department.

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News: Live Updates on Protests Over Police Shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:04am
Ferguson residents and the police have clashed since an unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday.

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New Tack on Unrest Eases Tension in Missouri

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47pm
As the local police prepared to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager, the Missouri State Highway Patrol took over security in Ferguson.

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In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarize Police

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:46pm
Images of billowing tear gas and explosions used in response to protests in Ferguson, Mo., have spurred a broad call from across the political spectrum for the demilitarization of police.

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National Briefing | West: California: Police to Face Suit Over Killing of Unarmed Man

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:17pm
The family of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers on Monday evening, plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Police Department.
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National Briefing | Washington: Report Says I.R.S. Inaction May Have Increased Fraud Risk

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:16pm
A government investigator said that the Internal Revenue Service failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential information.
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National Briefing | South: Mississippi: Loser in G.O.P. Runoff Asks Court to Void Outcome

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:13pm
State Senator Chris McDaniel asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against the incumbent, United States Senator Thad Cochran, or order a new election.
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Open Source: Advice for Ferguson’s Protesters From the Middle East

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:08pm
Activists in the Middle East responded to the situation in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson by offering online tips to protesters.
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For Missouri Governor, Test at an Uneasy Time

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:55pm
A history of strain between Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri and the black community dates back to the 1990s, when he was attorney general and fought to end a school desegregation program.

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Ferguson Images Evoke Civil Rights Era and Changing Visual Perceptions

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:49pm
The photographs of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s.
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U.S. Pulls Back on Plans for a Mountain Rescue

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:39pm
Far fewer refugees were discovered on a mountain in Iraq, a U.S. team reported, and they were no longer either starving or stranded.
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Missouri Unrest Leaves the Right Torn Over Views on Law vs. Order

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:31pm
Longtime carriers of the law-and-order banner, Republicans have been taken aback by the militaristic show of force.
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Anonymous Hackers’ Efforts to Identify Ferguson Police Officer Create Turmoil

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:06pm
Members of the activist collective known as Anonymous falsely named the police officer who shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man on Saturday. The botched identification triggered rancor in the network.
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The Science in a Twinkle of Nighttime in the South

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:21pm
A firefly ritual of summer becomes part of a multiyear quest by researchers to measure whether urbanization threatens the insects.
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Starbucks to Revise Policies to End Irregular Schedules for Its 130,000 Baristas

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:02pm
Starbucks announced the move to amend its scheduling practices after a New York Times article detailed the problems faced by an employee given erratic work schedules.

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U.S. General Killed by Afghan Soldier Is Laid to Rest

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:26pm
Hundreds of high-ranking military officers and other dignitaries attended the service for Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene.

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