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One Year Later: Ferguson Cast Spotlight on Nation's Racial Struggles

When a white policeman fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in a street confrontation last summer, the outrage reverberated far beyond the central U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri. That August 9 shooting — along with later police-related deaths of African-Americans in other communities — has sharpened the nation’s focus on racial inequities and forced a re-examination of its law enforcement practices. "Ferguson was a spark for a larger play which is now a brushfire in...

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