President Obama Addresses Ferguson Violence and Iraq

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US President Barack Obama discussed the tense situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and the plight of the Yazidi people in Iraq during a news conference on August 14. Speaking from Edgartown, Massachusetts, Obama called for “peace and calm” in Ferguson after several nights of unrest. He said there was “no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests”. He also discussed latest efforts to help the Yazidi people trapped in Iraq. Credit: YouTube/The White House

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