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Demonstrators protest outside of Greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri

How much do you know about Ferguson?

08/20/14 03:08PM

On August 9, 2014, a white police offer shot unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's death has set off a firestorm of protests in Ferguson and focused the attention of America on issues of race relations and police brutality. All eyes are on Ferguson, but how much do you know about the town at the center of the story? read more

Robin Williams in a still from "Good Morning Vietnam."

Slow jam the msnbc News Quiz

08/15/14 02:43PM

Catch up on the most important facts from this week's biggest news stories. Take the msnbc News Quiz to show off your smarts. 

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Incumbent Democrat Sen. John Walsh backed out of the race last week, which triggered the online push.

No, “free smells” are not enough for employees.

Amid mounting unrest in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon placed security and crowd control under the leadership of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. His decision came after a violent night in which law enforcement used tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades to disperse protesters.

News of the actor’s death at age 63 sparked an outpouring of love and support from grieving fans and friends across social media platforms. 

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