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Ferguson police identify officer in Michael Brown shooting « Hot Air

The Ferguson police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, whose death set off a riot and then a tense standoff with police in the St. Louis suburb. The shooter was Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson police force, who was treated for injuries and has not — as yet — been considered the target of a criminal investigation. However, the police also released the report of the incident, which stated that Brown himself was considered the prime suspect in another crime:

Lawmakers aim to curb military surplus program for police after Ferguson | Fox News

The startling scenes this week of heavily armed police clashing with protesters in a St. Louis suburb have galvanized a bipartisan push in Washington to challenge a controversial Pentagon program that gives away free military gear to local law enforcement.

Report: Notre Dame dismisses four starters – Chicago Tribune

Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore were investigated by Notre Dame.

SB police tapes trial wraps up

Walton did find a policy that every officer has to read and sign that warns officers they have no expectation of privacy with “assigned equipment.”

The smartest “Quotes” of all time

The smartest “Quotes” of all time

Robin Williams Had Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says In Statement | The Daily Caller

Robin Williams, who committed suicide Monday at age 63, had recently been diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, his wife Susan Schneider revealed in a statement released Thursday.

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Report: Tax Credits Meant to Help Poor Communities Spent on Doggie Day Care, Sculptures, Breweries | Washington Free Beacon

Federal tax credits meant to stimulate the economies of low-income communities have gone to dog day cares, sculptures, recording studios, and breweries, according to a report released by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.).

Notre Dame investigates academic fraud, removes four players

Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, a person with knowledge of the investigation who was not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY Sports.

New Redskins ad: Some Native Americans like our name, you know « Hot Air

A palate cleanser via Time, which notes that the “Redskins Facts” site is behind this and that the team itself is apparently behind “Redskins Facts.”