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Protesters unhappy with the St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson chained themselves to a Bay Area Rapid Transit train on Friday, forcing the BART system to shut down.
The protesters were part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost told the Los Angeles Times.
Wisconsin state Rep. Bill Kramer (R) was sentenced to five months in prison on Tuesday after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Outside a Republican Party event in Musekgo, Wis., in 2011, Kramer allegedly shoved a woman against a car, groped and kissed her, and made lewd comments, as she told him to stop and tried to free herself from his grip.
Incoming House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was not entirely impressed by the latest House report on the Benghazi attack, which did not find any wrongdoing on the part of the Obama administration in the aftermath of the attack.
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the Intelligence Committee report was "full of crap."
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who did not seek re-election due to his failed Senate bid, is trying to make a name for himself before he leaves office.
The congressman introduced a bill last week that would require the National Science Foundation "study the effect of the Earth's magnetic field on the weather." The legislation would also have Congress acknowledge that a "decrease in magnetic fields could impact global temperatures"
One of the lawyers for Michael Brown's family, Benjamin Crump, on Tuesday criticized the indictment process and the St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
"This process is broken," he said during a press conference.
Michael Brown's family will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET following the Monday announcement that the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
CNN host Don Lemon was perplexed by the violence that erupted in Ferguson after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, and turned to Rev. Jesse Jackson for an explanation.
"It went in front of our legal and judicial process and the outcome was the outcome and we must abide by it. The lawlessness and the violence is really -- it should not have happened and there should be no excuses made for it," Lemon said to Jackson on Tuesday morning.