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Dramatic images from the 2014 Ferguson protests sparked by the police shooting of Michael Brown

The fatal shooting on August 9, 2014, of unarmed Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, exposed tension between the city government and the largely black community. Ferguson erupted into violent protests in 2014 after a grand jury chose not to indict the officer.

It was one of a series of killings of black men, mostly by white police officers, that set off a nationwide debate about the use of police force, especially against minorities.

A sharply critical report by the Justice Department in 2015 documented discriminatory actions by Ferguson police and the municipal court system, especially against blacks. (Reuters)

(Photos: Adrees Latif/Reuters, Joshua Lott/Reuters, David Carson/St Louis Post-Dispatch/ZUMAPRESS.com, Rick Wilking/Reuters, Jeff Roberson/AP)

See the related story: Wounds are still raw in Ferguson, three years after Michael Brown by Caitlin Dickson/Yahoo News >>>


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25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew – A look back

25 years ago today, August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 storm made landfall in Homestead, Fla. The Hurricane Center measured a peak wind gust of 164 mph. Andrew continued into the Gulf of Mexico before reaching the central Louisiana coast as a Category 3 hurricane. Andrew was blamed for 26 deaths in the U.S. and three deaths in the Bahamas and caused an estimated $26 billion in damage in the United States and was marked as one of most destructive in U.S. history.

Here’s a look back. (AP)

(Photos: Rick Wilking/Reuters, Ray Fairall/AP, Lynne Sladky/AP [2])


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NEWSHOUR: Web detectives fight illegal poachers

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania used data from around the world to identify the key perpetrators in wildlife trafficking. They found that illegal poaching in just six countries could account for 89 to 98 percent of the global trade of elephants, tigers and rhinos. By tracking these networks, the scientists spot the countries that need stronger public awareness and law enforcement against illegal trafficking.