August 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016.

Unrest, Violence After Deadly Police Stop in Milwaukee
Image of police moving in on a group of protesters throwing rocks in Milwaukee
On August 13, 2016, a police officer fatally shoots a fleeing man armed with a semiautomatic handgun. Protests and violence ensue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Protesters set fires and throw objects at patrol cars—sending one police officer with a head injury. Governor Scott Walker activates the Wisconsin National Guard to help law enforcement handle the protesters. The next day, a city-wide curfew helps diffuse further violence.
Photo source: AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps
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