Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

When Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson policeman, fatally shot Michael Brown Jr., a black 18-year-old, nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests, and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

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Meet Michael Andrew, the 16-year-old possible heir to the U.S. swimming throne who trains in his Lawrence backyard

If all goes to plan, 16-year-old Michael Andrew of Lawrence will one day be wearing Adidas logos while he piles up Olympic gold medals and becomes America’s next great swimming ambassador — the Next Michael Phelps, perhaps. And if all goes to plan, the Andrew family will silence a litany of doubters and skeptics, proving their way — a homeschooled education, a two-lane training pool in the backyard and a household structured around born-again Christianity — was the right path all along.

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