1. MISSOURI BURNING

    Eric Holder Heading to Ferguson

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    Attorney General Eric Holder will be heading to Ferguson, Missouri to meet with community politicians and leaders Wednesday. At a press conference addressing both the crisis in Missouri and in Iraq, President Obama said Monday the Department of Justice opened an independent federal civil rights investigation into the killing of Michael Brown. "To a community in Ferguson that is rightly hurting and looking for answers, let me call once again to seek understanding rather than holler at each other," he said, asking for cooperation in advancing justice. "In too many communities, too many men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear," Obama said. He also addressed criticism over the use of militarized police in the divided city, saying the difference between the military and law enforcement lines should not be blurred.

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