10 things you need to know today: August 16, 2014

The Fifth Column

Ferguson residents protested on Friday night. Ferguson residents protested on Friday night. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Week

New tensions erupt in Ferguson, a grand jury indicts Governor Rick Perry, and more

1. New tensions erupt in Ferguson following naming of Michael Brown’s shooter
Following a night of relative calm in Ferguson, Missouri, tensions flared again on Friday, after police released the name of the officer — Darren Wilson — who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown a week ago. Wilson and his family reportedly left Ferguson several days earlier. Police also released video footage showing Brown as a suspect in a convenience store robbery, but later on Friday, Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Wilson had been unaware of Brown’s involvement in that incident at the time of the shooting. [The New York Times, USA Today]

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2. Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry for alleged abuse of power
On Friday, a grand jury in…

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