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Governor Nixon Announces Plan For Ferguson Commission

Posted On October 21, 2014

(Ferguson, MO) -- A commission will be formed next month to address the issues raised by protests in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer.   Governor Jay Nixon announced the new efforts this afternoon in Ferguson, joined by police and community leaders. He said it is time to…

White House Hopeful That Dems Will Hold Senate

Posted On October 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The White House remains hopeful that Democrats can hold onto control of the Senate in next month's midterm elections.   Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said there will be plenty of credit to go around if Democrats hang onto the Senate. On the other hand, he acknowledged that President Obama will get his…

White House Confident About New Ebola Travel Restrictions

Posted On October 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest is confident that new West Africa travel restrictions will be effective in the fight against Ebola. He calls the new restrictions "relatively creative policymaking."   Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that all U.S.-bound passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea must fly into the five U.S. airports…

Fewer Migrant Children Are Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border

Posted On October 21, 2014

(Undated) -- The number of people trying to illegally cross the U.S-Mexico border is down significantly. Customs and Border Protection says since the beginning of this year, the number of people apprehended crossing the border in September reached its lowest level. Government authorities and human-rights groups attribute the drop to warmer weather, tighter law enforcement…

U.S. Detainee Released From North Korea

Posted On October 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- One of three U.S. detainees in North Korea has been released. Jeffrey Fowle was arrested this past spring after leaving a Bible in a North Korean hotel. Fowle is from Ohio. White House spokesman Josh Earnest praised Sweden for helping to facilitate the release. The U.S. has no formal diplomatic ties with…