U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2014.
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 Ferguson residents demand ‘justice for all’
by Trymaine Lee

City leaders hoped to use the first public city council meeting since last month’s killing of Michael Brown as a platform to layout a host of new ordinances aimed at healing this broken city. Instead they were met with about three hours of testimony that spoke to residents shattered confidence in the city’s nearly all-white leadership and the investigation into Brown’s death.

Obama outlines plan to combat ISIS
by Zachary Roth and David Taintor

President Obama on Wednesday shared with the American people his broad military plan, including increased airstrikes, aimed at destroying Islamic militants trying to take control of Syria and Iraq.

Missouri lawmaker suing to deny daughters birth control access
by Irin Carmon

One Missouri lawmaker has taken the fight against birth control coverage to a new and very personal place: His own daughters, two of whom are adults.

Socialist senator calls for ‘a political revolution’
by Alex Seitz-Wald

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders doesn’t want to be a protest candidate in 2016; he wants to win.