What We Read Today 19 August 2014

August 19th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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  • List of articles about Ferguson:

Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed (Natasha Culzac, The Independent)

Holder Criticizes 'Selective' Leaks In Ferguson Shooting Investigation (Dylan Scott, TPM)

Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest (Alana Horowitz, Huffington Post)

Events from Ferguson explain why we are weak (Fabius Maximus)

The protesters at Ferguson might have won, but choose to lose (Fabius Maximus)

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race (Kareem Abdhul-Jabbar, Time)

Counter-Protesters Rally For Ferguson Cop: 'He Was Doing His Job' (Dylan Scott, TPM)

  • List of articles about wars elsewhere:

Rockets hit civilian convoy fleeing east Ukraine city (Oren Dorell, USA Today)

Ukraine crisis: Russia says deal reached on aid convoy (BBC)

Fears grow in Baghdad that US is abandoning the city to its fate (Martin Chulov and Fazel Hawramy, The Guardian/The Observer)

Kurds retake key Mosul dam in morale boosting victory over Isis (Erika Solomon, Richard McGregor and Sam Jones, Financial Times)

Troops in Iraq Rout Sunni Militants From a Key Dam (Helene Cooper, Mark Landler and Azam Ahmed, The New York Times)

Think ISIS Is on the Ropes? Don’t Count on it. (Joshua Keating, Slate)

Isis continues to make gains in Syria despite pressures in Iraq (Erika Solomon, Financial Times)

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