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Friday, August 15, 2014

What in the World: Ferguson, Iraq, and Ebola

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

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FERGUSON:
St. Louis County Police named Officer Darren Wilson as the police officer who shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Police are also saying that Brown fits the description of a man who alleged manhandled a convenience store clerk and stole a box of cigars minutes before the shooting. Accounts of what led to the shooting are still being contested, with some witnesses saying Officer Wilson shot Brown while he was running away or when his hands were up, while police are claiming that Brown tried to get Officer Wilson's gun while he was still in his police car. (Washington Post)

IRAQ: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has resigned to allow Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-abaci to take over. The Iraqi and U.S. governments hope that the change of leadership will help to quell sectarian violence and create a more inclusive climate. (Bloomberg)

EBOLA: The World Health Organization is saying that the Ebola outbreak, already believed to have killed more than 1,000 people, may be worse than previously thought. Sierra Leona, Liberia, and Nigeria have all declared a national emergency. (Al Jazeera)

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Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...
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