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Photos courtesy of Michelle Cox and Angela Brown Cameron

After back-to-back police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, two friends from high school reconnect to share how they keep their teen sons safe. Read more

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Police said Leonard Debello told a family, “You, your wife, and your kids have to die,” because they are Muslims. Read more

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A local artist is calling others to join him in painting murals in the beleaguered St. Loui-area suburb, just like they did a year ago when violence erupted. Read more

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Some of the stories are ours, but most of the thoughtful, well-reported articles and videos we link to come from a variety of media outlets and explain a tumultuous week for the University of Missouri. Read more

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Some local reporters say Mizzou students were hurting their own cause by pushing journalists away. Others say reporters have themselves to blame for losing students’ trust. Read more

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For St. Louisans, it’s impossible to ignore the similarities—and glaring differences—between protests stemming from racial turmoil in Missouri. Read more

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Watch video of Cherokee Street erupting in cheers each time El Trumpo took a thump-o. Read more

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Consolidating St. Louis’ abundance of police departments and courts is one among 47 priorities the group released in a long-awaited report Monday. Read more

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Photo by Lindsay Toler

People across St. Louis stopped to snap a pic of Wednesday night’s beautiful sky. Some were relaxing at a Cardinals game. Others were running from tear gas. Read more

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Harris’ father told St. Louis media that his son didn’t have a gun when St. Louis County Police detectives shot and injured him during Sunday’s protests in Ferguson. Read more

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St. Louis County Police’s first night of policing the new wave of Ferguson protests ended with little violence and many arrests. Read more

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Sources: For the Sake of All, a recent Washington University report, and City-Data.com

Talking about race and class is like swinging on a pendulum Read more

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Illustration by Alex Williamson

Why does race still shape St. Louis? Why was segregation more dramatic here than it was in similar Midwestern cities? And why hasn’t it lifted as quickly? Read more

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A candid conversation about race in St. Louis. Read more

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First hand stories from the people of Ferguson. Read more

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Photo by Whitney Curtis

Several months after Tim Fitch's retirement, his successor, Col. Jon Belmar, came under fire for the department’s handling of protests in Ferguson. Many viewed the county’s tactics as heavy-handed. Fitch shared his perspective on the situation. Read more

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Illustration by Alex Williamson

Systematic oppression of African-Americans is nothing new. Read more

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Ferguson could spark the first step toward mutual understanding. Read more

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Statistics on race and class in the St. Louis area. Read more

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Photography by Sid Hastings, courtesy of AP Photo/Sid Hastings

How educators and students moved forward in the weeks after Michael Brown’s death. Read more

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