RT America -- August 12, 2014

Police turned out in force and launched tear gas at protesters in Ferguson, MO Monday evening, responding to another night of unrest following the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The African-American teen was reportedly stopped Saturday for jaywalking, and was then shot multiple times by police. Community anger boiled over on Sunday, with rioting, looting and arson taking place. RT’s Anastasia Churkina is in Ferguson and witnessed Monday’s events.

Former congressman Ron Paul told RT on Tuesday that the United States should look to the history books for advice on how to handle the escalating crisis in Iraq and pull the American military out of the country immediately. Only days after US President Barack Obama authorized the Pentagon to begin airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State, the longtime lawmaker for the state of Texas told RT’s Ameera David that America should abandon its latest efforts in the Middle East lest it wants to repeat the lessons of the last Iraq War.