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퍼거슨 사건 조사의 7가지 치명적인 구멍

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 2:32 PM

마이클 브라운 사살 사건에 대한 사법부의 조치가 무심하고 엉성하다는 비난은 초기부터 있었다. 미주리주 퍼거슨 지역주민은 경찰이 브라운의 시신을 덮을 생각도 않고 몇 시간 동안 방치해 둔 모습을 보며 경악했다.

대배심원에게 주어졌던 법의학적 증거와 증인들의 증언이 공개됐다. 그 자료를 보면 사건 당일의 정황을 재구성하는 과정에서 문제가 여럿 있었다는 사실이 명백해진다. 검사...

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Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence Reveals Mistakes, Holes In Investigation

(1427) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 6:09 PM

Soon after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, law enforcement’s handling of the case was already being criticized as callous and sloppy. Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, looked on in horror as police officials failed to cover and later to remove Brown’s body from the street...

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Michael Brown Shooting Witness Admitted Racism In Journal Entry

(174) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 12:46 AM

WASHINGTON -- One of the witnesses to the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown admitted to holding racist views about African-Americans in a journal entry written on the same day of the shooting, according to documents released by St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch's office Monday.

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Gary Johnson Hopes To Run In 2016 And Promises Not To Pander To Iowans

(30) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 3:05 PM

WASHINGTON -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said he is likely to run for president again in 2016 and will be blunt as hell when he does it.

"I hope to," Johnson told The Huffington Post when asked whether he'd make another go of it.

The two-term governor,...

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Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mitch McConnell And Kentucky

(72) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 6:31 PM

A year ago, before Sen. Mitch McConnell knew the name of his Democratic opponent in this year's race, The Huffington Post traveled across Kentucky attempting to assess the Senate minority leader's impact on his home state. McConnell is a master strategist and an extremely effective fundraiser. But after 30 years...

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How Obamacare Could Save Alison Lundergan Grimes

(403) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 5:48 PM

WASHINGTON -- Most polls show Alison Lundergan Grimes trailing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's closely watched Senate race. But a secret weapon for Grimes may be something she struggled to embrace for most of her campaign: Obamacare.

More than 413,000 people in...

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Alison Lundergan Grimes May Have Found Mitch McConnell's Weak Spot

(486) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 6:05 PM

WASHINGTON -- With Alison Lundergan Grimes down in almost every poll in a tight race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, her success may hinge on whether she can bring Paducah, a small city more than three hours west of Louisville, into her camp....

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Outside Chiefs Called To Help Ferguson Police 'Make Better Decisions'

(71) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 8:37 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. -- The head of the Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services is planning to return to St. Louis in the next few weeks with the goal of helping to ease the tensions between police and black residents in the greater St. Louis area.

COPS Director Ronald...

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With School Shootings Routine, Parents Turn To Bulletproof Backpacks, Child Clothing

(1077) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 9:05 AM

WASHINGTON -- The aftermath of school shootings is now all too familiar. The shock of the breaking news, the scenes of school evacuations, the ensuing political debate and the inevitable inaction. And for Ed Burke, the wave of new customers.

As CEO of the Massachusetts-based company Bullet Blocker, Burke sells...

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Gun Violence Killed At Least 80 People The Week Prior To Elliot Rodger's Rampage

(4013) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 1:00 AM

WASHINGTON --The Memorial Day weekend saw a community eviscerated by gun violence that left several dead and many more injured.

But it wasn't UC Santa Barbara that witnessed this particular round of bloodshed. It was New Orleans. By weekend's end, the city had seen 19...

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How Donald Sterling Tried To Blot Out His History Of Racism By Giving To Charity

(87) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 8:41 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP accepted at least $45,000 in grants from charitable foundations closely associated with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in recent years. The majority of those contributions were made shortly before the chapter in 2009 presented a lifetime achievement award...

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Christian Charity Loses A Fish Stick Fortune In Caribbean Hotel Investment Gone Wrong

(124) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 4:08 PM

WASHINGTON -- A Lutheran charitable foundation lost roughly a third of its endowment in a Caribbean investment scheme gone wrong, the group's most recent tax documents reveal.

The Marvin M. Schwan Foundation's endowment comes from the fortune made by its namesake in the frozen food business. The Schwan Food...

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Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan Hails Asian Sweatshops In Bizarre Super Bowl Ad

(330) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 10:52 PM

The icon of the 1960s counter culture sang Sunday night in praise of sweatshops, the logical if absurd extension of the journey that generation has undertaken over the last half century. "Let Asia assemble your phone," sang Bob Dylan, the man who warned against working on Maggie's farm no more.

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Greg Fettig's Conspiracy Theories Went Too Far For Tea Party Group

(93) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- The United Kentucky Tea Party has parted ways with controversial activist Greg Fettig. The Louisville-based Courier-Journal first reported the news Thursday when a tea party spokesman said the group was "cutting ties" with Fettig, who had been working on its grassroots campaign against Senate Minority Leader...

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Mitch McConnell Once Again Plays Politics With Plant Workers

(398) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 2:50 PM

WASHINGTON -- In the first major television ad buy of his 2014 campaign, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not tout his ability to cut deals as the Senate minority leader or highlight his anti-Obamacare rhetoric. Instead, the McConnell campaign chose a rerun from his last Senate race.

The ads,...

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Sen. Mitch McConnell's Biggest Foe May Be Conspiracy Theorist Greg Fettig

(603) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- The leader of an audacious tea party plan in Kentucky to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) believes unknown forces orchestrated the 2008 financial collapse to give Barack Obama the presidency. "It's too coincidental in my opinion," Greg Fettig of Unbridled Liberty tells...

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Port Authority Head Seethed Over Fort Lee Lane Closures: 'I Pray That No Life Has Been Lost'

(7949) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON -- Emails released Friday by the New Jersey Assembly underscore the dangerous situation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) aides created by closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September, with the head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey worrying that people may...

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Beyond Newtown, One Family's Grief After Gun Tragedy 'Doesn't Get Easy'

(155) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 9:22 AM

WASHINGTON -- One year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead and a nation in shock, the anniversary was marked with quiet remembrances, vigils and moments of silence.

The images of that day remain harrowing. The grieving family members of...

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Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

(17859) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 2:19 PM

WASHINGTON -- As Obamacare emerges from the rubble of its first two months, local organizers, state officials and the White House see a clear path forward. With the website now quasi-functional, there are good reasons to believe that the Affordable Care Act will catch on. Quite simply, there are tens...

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Long Before Deeds Case, Virginia Tech Massacre Pointed To Mental Health Service Gaps

(575) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 7:39 PM

WASHINGTON -- Years before Gus Deeds failed to get the psychiatric help he needed, stabbed his father, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, and fatally shot himself, the state of Virginia knew it had a problem providing services to individuals in crisis. State officials had been warned by a...

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