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Attorney General Eric Holder arrives on US Military aircraft at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., to oversee the federal government's investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9th. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)

Eric Holder: Justice Dept. will be fair, thorough in Ferguson case

- The Washington Times

Calling trust in law enforcement “all-important, but … fragile,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked for people to “have confidence” in the Justice Department during its investigation into the death of Michael Brown that has set off riots and protests and drew the nation’s top law enforcement officer to visit the town.

A masked demonstrator hands out literature in front of federal court as part of his protest of the greed of the ex-governor and his wife. (Associated Press)

McDonnell testifies Williams received no special favors

- The Washington Times

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday his administration did little to help a wealthy businessman who plied his family with gifts and loans other than offer the routine access afforded to any state resident — the cornerstone of his defense against federal corruption charges.

** FILE ** This May 12, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., as he speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File )

Paul Ryan: Let police do their job in Ferguson

- The Washington Times

Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, weighed in on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, saying Tuesday that police must be allowed to finish their investigation into the shooting of a young black man by an officer.

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Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

- Associated Press

At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.

Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri Ehsan, 25, right, following his meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)

Eric Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson

- Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.

President Barack Obama applauds Ann Compton of ABC News, who is retiring after more than 40 years, before he takes a question from her in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.