This Morning from CBS News: Aug.19, 2014

A line of police officers yells at a crowd of rowdy demonstrators during protests in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014


Violent nights

With the National Guard arriving in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters collided again with police. Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in charge of security in Ferguson, said rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd and some officers came under heavy gunfire. Police used tear gas to get the crowds to disperse.

Outside elements

When night falls, new faces appear in Ferguson in the largely peaceful crowd. Their identities are often concealed. "Those are the people coming for that purpose, to steal, to take advantage of the situation and that's not right."

Pushing peace

The vast majority of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri are trying to take a different approach, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann. They call for calm while protesting the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Federal input

Amid ongoing tension in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama announced he's sending Attorney General Eric Holder there tomorrow to work with community leaders through the issues dredged up by Brown's shooting.

Suburban flight

The events in Ferguson have highlighted the rapid demographic shift in the suburbs. Poverty has moved to suburbia, which is now home to a majority of the nation's poor. By 2008-2012, almost all of Ferguson's neighborhoods had poverty rates at or above the 20 percent threshold at which the negative effects of concentrated poverty begin to emerge.

Pressing victory

Emboldened by retaking Iraq's second largest dam, Iraqi military forces appeared today to be taking on ISIS in the northern city of Tikrit.

Hungry vets

While many Americans receive food aid, the percentage is shockingly high among veterans.

Pregnancy rights

A pregnant police officer in Florence, Kentucky is being given two choices: either go back out on the streets or stay home with no pay.

Cyber hero

It is a high-tech solution to a high-tech problem: Answer cyber bullying with an app. Even though the app was introduced several months ago, signs already abound that it's working.

Highly suspect

Since 2010, 28 people have been killed by U.S. border patrol agents. A former head of internal affairs for Customs and Border protection tells CBS News' Anna Werner that at least seven of those shootings are "highly suspect."

Car talk

The government is hoping to save 1,100 lives each year by encouraging the development of cars that can "talk" to each other. But as CBS News' Jeff Pegues reports, the new mandate for sensors in cars also brings up questions of privacy.

Digital reef

Over the past 30 years, an estimated 40 percent of corals worldwide have been lost, and so oceanographers are mapping the world's reefs the way Google maps our streets.

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