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The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Ferguson, Mo. Police
Department to order its officers to stop wearing bracelets in support of
Darren Wilson, the white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black
teenager last month.
'The Daily Show' aired a high-profile segment Thursday night that
pitted Native American activists against hardcore Washington Redskins
fans, although the program largely glossed over what was reportedly a
heated confrontation between the two groups.
The man tasked with overseeing the public relations strategy for Ferguson, Mo. in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was dropped from his contract Thursday after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported he was a convicted killer.
"The Daily Show" aired a segment Thursday night that had reportedly led to a showdown between Native Americans and diehard Washington Redskins fans, although little of the hostility the team's loyalists later said they experienced appeared to make the cut.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that he was "stunned" President Obama mentioned last month's police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. in the same breath as the conflict in the Middle East during his United Nations speech.