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Rev’s Early Reads: August 25

Friends and family gather today for funeral of Michael Brown.

Brown’s father asks for “day of silence” without protests.

Hip-hop artist Common asks for moment of silence and peace at VMAs in honor of Brown.

Pres. Obama orders review of program giving military hardware to local police departments.

Washington Post: the officer who killed Michael Brown began career at police dept. that was disbanded over racial tensions.

St. Louis County police officer caught ranting on video: I kill everybody. I don’t care… I’ve killed a lot and if I need to I’ll kill a whole bunch more.” (Video)

Newly released emails provide new details about Gov. Scott Walker’s role in alleged scheme to avoid campaign finance laws.

Federal appeals court hears arguments today in case on “two tier” voting restrictions.

Immigrant activists confront Rep. Paul Ryan at book signing. (Video)