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Monday, August 18, 2014

Demetrus Washington joins other demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/Getty)

Protests and violence continue in Ferguson, MO after the death of Michael Brown, and now the National Guard is being sent in. Bishop Larry Jones of Greater Grace Church, whose church has been hosting vigils and community forums, discusses the community response, and whether the National Guard will help. Plus: Congressman Jerrold Nadler on whether Congress can do anything about the militarization of police in places like St. Louis, plus why he wrote a letter to Mayor de Blasio asking him to ban tourist helicopter flights from the heliport the city owns.

Street Arrests in America, 2014

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Why do police encounters over minor infractions escalate so quickly?

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"This is Bigger Than Michael Brown"

Three religious leaders from Ferguson, MO, discuss how their community is responding to the shooting of Michael Brown and the ongoing protests and violence. "We need the media to focus on the good things we're trying to do. This is not an overnight solution...this is bigger than Michael Brown" says Pastor Traci Blackmon of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant.

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Jerry Nadler on Ferguson, Helicopters, and More

Are choppers a New York nusiance? US Representative Jerrold Nadler authored a letter to Mayor de Blasio with signatures by many area elected officials calling for the end of tourist helicopter flights from the city-owned Downtown Heliport. He discusses. Plus: What Congress can do, if anything, about the situation in Ferguson, MO.

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How to (Not) Make it In the Sharing America

There's a new freelance economy emerging, built around on-demand jobs brokered through apps like Lyft, Task Rabbit, and more. But is it a viable path to a real income -- and can it drive a new American economy? Natasha Singer, New York Times Sunday business reporter, helps find the bottom line.

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Your (Only in) New York Love Stories

You really can find a date on the subway. The key is knowing when it's okay to stare.

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