Gwen Stewart joins other demonstrators along West Florissant Avenue to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Ferguson’s lack of diversity goes way beyond its cops
by Zachary Roth

Amid violent clashes between Ferguson, Missouri police and protesters angry over the shooting of a young, unarmed black man Saturday, attention has focused on the glaring lack of diversity in the city’ police force. But that problem may only be a symptom of a larger one: Though two in three Ferguson residents are black, the city government is almost entirely white.

In Ferguson, the blurred line between law enforcement and combat
by Adam Serwer

Surviving non-violent protest in the era of the “warrior cop.”

Boehner’s Obama obsession
by Aliyah Frumin

It seems like for every Obama action, there is an equal and opposite Boehner reaction

Iowa Senate race heats up after Democratic stumbles
by Benjy Sarlin

Democrats were favored to win Iowa’s Senate race, but Democrat Bruce Braley’s stumbles and Republican Joni Ernst’s charm have made it a toss-up.


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In Case You Missed It: The week’s top stories from msnbc