FERGUSON, Missouri – Multiple shootings, fire bombs and tear gas marked the worst night of violence in the St. Louis suburb that has been engulfed in tensions since a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9.
"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician and Stanford professor, is the first female Fields Medal winner since the award was established in 1936.
(Photo: Stanford University/Handout/EPA)
Visitors run away as a tidal wave surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, China, August 13, 2014. (Photo: China Stringer Network/Reuters) This Week in Pictures: Aug. 9-15
The Senate’s first-ever Latina chief of staff is now bidding for her own spot in Congress as a Representative from California.
“I can’t wait to prove that a woman can win in the Central Valley, but even more importantly, to show that it makes a difference to have all voices at the table.”
- Amanda Renteria #Women2014
As President Obama enjoys sunshine and golf on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, here’s a look back at how the last five presidents were criticized during their vacations.
Veteran police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teen Michael Brown on Saturday, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson confirmed on Friday morning.
The actress and Global Citizen Ambassador penned a letter on msnbc.com addressing the 1.8 billion young people across the world who face obstacles of gender equality, access to education, and health services each day.
Wendy Davis – elected to the state Senate in 2008 – made waves last June when she stood for nearly 12 hours on the Senate floor to filibuster an anti-abortion bill that shut down multiple abortion clinics across Texas. Davis has been a huge supporter of abortion rights throughout her campaign for governor – she is the target of infamous nickname “Abortion Barbie.” Davis trails Attorney General Greg Abbott by eight points in a recent poll — the smallest gap in polling numbers so far – and has been in par with fundraising totals. Davis’s campaign released its first TV attack ad this month against her Republican opponent.
“I’m proud to be an elected official who has fought for issues that have a unique impact on women.”
- Wendy Davis #Women2014
Joe and Mika took the #IceBucketChallenge on Morning Joe today and made a donation in support of ALS research.
(Photos by Nathan Congleton)