Calm largely holds in Missouri after grand jury opens shooting investigation
By Scott Malone and Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing. Attorney General Eric Holder met the parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown and promised his department would hold a thorough investigation into a case that has reignited a debate over the justice system's treatment of African Americans. A grand jury also began hearing evidence in the case on Wednesday, though protesters stepped up their demands that the local criminal investigation be turned over to a special prosecutor. We didn't have as many agitators and, as I said, criminals in the crowd," said Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, a black officer appointed to oversee security last week.
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Daily Baby Boomer News Update: August 20, 2014
Robin Williams Death Highlights Increase in Suicide Among Middle-aged Men Aug. 19, 2014 - The death of Robin Williams has once again renewed focus on a worrying trend: middle-aged male baby boomers who increasingly take their own lives. Julie Phillips, professor of sociology at Rutgers, notes Williams seems to have had many of the risk [...]
By Joe Bavier ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. Kent Brantly was given ZMapp, a drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak and produced by U.S.-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical. Atlanta, Georgia's Emory University Hospital said it would hold a news conference to discuss Brantly's case and that of a second American, Nancy Writebol, being treated there with ZMapp. Brantly will leave Emory hospital after the news conference, a spokesperson for the charity Samaritan's Purse said.
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