Philadelphia Breach Raises Fresh Questions About Security in Federal Buildings

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_beb3d68bed.jpgiStock Editorial/Thinkstock (PHILADELPHIA) -- A disgruntled ex-cop carrying a loaded gun bypassed metal detectors at a federal building in Philadelphia and entered the FBI’s office there this week after flashing a fake police badge and his inactive ID card, according to sources and court records obtained by ABC News. The FBI ultimately took the man’s gun after becoming suspicious, but “he could’ve shot up half the office by that point,” as one law enforcement expert put it after reading the court records.

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ACLU Files Lawsuits to Make Ferguson Incident Report Public, Allow Recording of Police

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_2d69165462.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a pair of lawsuits on Thursday that aims to make public the name of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown on Saturday and make the protest situation in Ferguson more safe. In the first lawsuit, the ACLU of Missouri urged the St. Louis County Police Department to release a copy of the incident report for Brown's shooting under the Missouri Sunshine Law.

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Obama Promises Open Probe into Ferguson Police Shooting

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_22b55c017a.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (EDGARTOWN, Mass.) -- President Obama appealed for calm in Ferguson, Missouri, Thursday and promised an open investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown to ensure “justice is done.” “Now is the time for healing. Now is the time for peace and calm on the streets of Ferguson,” the president told reporters in Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation with his family.

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Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas During Latest Clashes with Protesters

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_f491e192d8.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed again Wednesday night, as police used smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. Unrest has roiled the city of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer Saturday afternoon.

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Repeat Stowaway Sentenced to 177 Days in Jail

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_c7a6dc37aa.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- The woman accused of repeatedly attempting to stow away on flights in the state of California was sentenced to 177 days in jail on Wednesday. Marilyn Hartman was arrested earlier this month after she successfully snuck onto a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles. She had been arrested and given probation just the day before her latest arrest.

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