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Ezell Ford's community asks: Is there a war against black men?

As protests simmer in Ferguson, a South L.A. community mourns police killing one of their own young, unarmed black men

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U.S.
California
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In Iowa, White House hopefuls down corn dogs, hoping to cut the mustard

The 2016 election is years away, but that hasn'€™t stopped presidential contenders from making visits to Iowa

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U.S.
Election 2016

Police to Al Jazeera journalist near Ferguson: 'I'll bust your head'

Producer Aaron Ernst looks back on an encounter with local police near Ferguson that almost led to his arrest

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U.S.
Missouri

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Flashpoint Ferguson

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Missouri and pledged a thorough civil rights investigation into the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, six people were arrested late Wednesday and early Thursday in a quieter 11th night of protests in Ferguson. A high school friend and two teachers tell America Tonight about Michael's life and the world he knew as he grew up. His kindergarten teacher has lost six students to violence over the years.

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An unarmed Syrian civil defense group picks up the pieces in Aleppo after government attacks; Fault Lines in Ferguson; the future of Wyoming's wild horses; and to mark the first anniversary of Al Jazeera America, a look back at America Tonight's reporting from all 50 states.

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