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# Missouri

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Opinion: The protesters in Missouri have wrongly become enemies of the State
Blurring the boundary between law enforcement and military action creates the conditions for a military dictatorship.
# Shooting
Police fire smoke and tear gas at defiant Ferguson protesters
Despite the curfew being put into place by the governor, some protesters remained on the streets.
# Shooting
State of emergency and curfew imposed in Ferguson to quell violent protests
Michael Brown’s death has ignited several days of clashes with furious protesters.
# Ferguson
Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager has led to rallies, protests and rioting in the town.
# race in america
Police refuse to reveal who shot unarmed teenager as Obama calls for calm
The US president said while there is no excuse for violence against police, excessive force by officers could not be justified.
# Ferguson
Ferguson teen shooting: Journalists arrested in McDonald's
The two reporters were detained yesterday evening by police.
# Ferguson
Teen shooting: Tear gas and smoke bombs used on protesters
An unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a police officer in the town at the weekend.
# Missouri
Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying
‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’
# ferguson missouri
Chaos erupts in Missouri town after police shoot dead unarmed black man
An emotional candlelit vigil turned into looting and rioting.
# Kansas
Baby girl dies after being left in hot car in 32 degree heat
The foster parent who was looking after the child said he’d forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory.
# Death Penalty
US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993
The bodies of the couple were not discovered until a year after the murder.
# antisocial media
5 ways Twitter is damaging your love life
First Twitter, then divorce.
# frappucino
Bar gets legal letter from Starbucks, sends very sarcastic response
Good answer, bar. Good answer.
# Death Penalty
Man who shot porn mogul Larry Flynt given last-minute stay of execution
A judge in the US has questioned the use of the drug that was to be used to put the white supremacist serial killer to death.
# Vertigo
Check out the terrifying view from the world's tallest water slide
HOLY SMOKES.
# get off the couch
Hey lazybones, good news: scientists say laziness could be genetic
It’s not you, it’s your genes…
# thuglife
Snapshot: Missouri mascot Truman the Tiger 'pictured hitting a bong'
Will he ever change his stripes?
# the gathering
Irish-American jackpot winners may return to Irish roots
The couple who won $293 million have said they would like to visit Ireland. Meanwhile, the second Powerball winner may have been found…
# Legitimate rape
'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful
Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.
# Legitimate rape
Mitt Romney says Todd Akin should drop out of Senate race
The Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful is under pressure after comments he made about “legitimate rape”.
# Legitimate rape
Congressman asks for forgiveness in TV ad after rape comments
Senate hopeful Todd Akin has apologised for his comments at the weekend but President Barack Obama has now waded into the row.
# Abortion
US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy
Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful Todd Akin later said he “misspoke” in the interview in which he made the controversial comments.
# Arson
US mosque burns to ground in suspected arson attack
“We hope these are isolated events, but suddenly they have become more regular and bolder.”
# Kansas
Woman arrested after locking malnourished daughter, 10, in closet
US authorities say the 29-year-old woman faces charges of assault, child abuse and endangerment.
# casualties
One dead and dozens injured as heavy winds tear through beer tent in St Louis
‘All hell broke loose’ as heavy gusts and lightning strikes led to multiple injuries for sports bar patrons in Missouri.
# US 2012
Is Ron Paul quietly winning the Missouri caucuses?
Missouri has nearly as many delegates as Illinois – and Ron Paul may be doing enough to take the majority of them.
# usa 2012
Santorum campaign reborn as he beats Romney to take caucuses
“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota.”
# too good
WATCH: Player ejected after awesome slam dunk
You wouldn’t see it in the GAA…
# Lawsuit
US woman sues clinic over 'implanted memories' claim
The 31-year-old claims that therapists made her believe she had participated in Satanic rituals and suffered sexual abuse through hypnosis.
# Late
Passengers stranded on Greyhound bus for 8 hours
A bus driver abandoned her vehicle for eight hours, leaving 45 passengers stranded at a petrol station in Missouri.
# Friends Reunited
Missouri man tracks down stolen car... nicked in 1995
Keep the faith: Edward Neeley had his classic Chevy Camaro stolen 16 years ago, but was reunited with it after spotting it online.
# USA
US judge blocks law limiting Facebook chats between students and teachers
The law prohibited private social networking between teachers and students, but the judge said it would have a “chilling effect” on freedom of speech.
# Deadly Fungus
Survivors of devastating US tornado facing new threat: a rare and deadly fungus
The unusually aggressive infection is very rare but can prove fatal and is believed to have been a factor in the deaths of three people in Joplin, Missouri.
# Joplin
Obama to visit tornado hit Joplin, Missouri as death toll stands at 139
Officials say that a further 100 people are still missing as Obama swaps European diplomacy for a role as “healer-in-chief” for the devastated city.
# US
116 confirmed dead in US after tornado strikes Missouri with ‘apocalyptic force’
Officials still optimistic that lives can be saved as emergency services continue to search the storm-struck city of Joplin for survivors.
# Levee
US army blows up river levee to save town from flooding
Army engineers have blown holes into the walls of the levee, flooding thousands of acres of farmland in a bid to prevent further flood pressure on the Illinois town, Cairo.
# St Louis
St Louis airport closed 'indefinitely' after tornado destruction
The roof is lifted off one concourse and thousands of windows are shattered, but miraculously only four people are injured.