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The recently noisy streets of Ferguson got a rest Monday, as the family of Michael Brown finally laid him to rest. And for a time, perhaps, demonstrations will give way to reflection. But one among those who protested will remain in the spotlight through the coming days and weeks: the reverend Al Sharpton.

Editor’s Note: Can Zephyr Teachout topple incumbent New York governor Andrew Cuomo in the Sept. 9 Democratic Party primary? The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible; that she’s too little known, too underfinanced and too far to the left of Cuomo. In this August 18 letter to supporters, Teachout’s campaign manager Mike Boland makes a case for why Teachout just might pull off one of the biggest upsets in U.S. political history.

Let's consider for a moment the honey bee and its anticipated replacement, the RoboBee. Let's pay a visit to the frankenbee's parents, Monsanto and DARPA.

When 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir left his home in Florida to begin a six-week summer vacation in Palestine, he expected to visit some of the region’s holy sites and spend time with his family, who he had not seen in 11 years. When he left, Abu Khdeir was the center of an international incident after video of his brutal beating and arrest by Israeli police was posted on the Internet. The incident happened a day after his cousin, 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped by Israelis and taken to the woods outside Jerusalem where he was beaten and burned alive.

FERGUSON, Missouri–Thousands filled the streets of Ferguson Saturday to protest the police killing of African-American youth Michael Brown, Jr., Aug. 9 and the harsh police response to subsequent demonstrations. After a week of police using tear gas, flash grenades, and rubber bullets against angry community protests, today’s rally and march, which included supporters from around the country, was nonviolent but spirited.

The Civilian Complaint Review Board passed a resolution Wednesday enabling it to work more closely with the New York City Police Department to negotiate plea deals for officers accused of misconduct even as critics challenged the independence of the oversight board, which is struggling to be taken seriously by both the community and the NYPD.

The livelihoods of tens of thousands of women and children from Central America remain precarious for the month of August. 

President Obama’s White House Summit on Working Families is raising awareness that the fundamental inadequacy of child care in the US is a universal problem.  However, the President needs to do more to ensure that the federal government develops and funds universal policies to address U.S.

Climate change activists representing a sprawling coalition of more than 500 groups vowed Wednesday at a Times Square press conference to deliver the largest climate change protest in history when world leaders gather in New York in September.