ACLU

Erin Toner

The U.S. Department of Justice will begin a civil rights probe of the police shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, after local prosecutors determined no criminal charges were warranted.

NASA/Kim Shiflett

Update, August 19, 2014: Amid the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager, some residents accuse police of acting as a military force rather than peace-keepers

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill into law that places additional conditions on abortions in Wisconsin.