N-word chant: Two University of Oklahoma students have been expelled for their role in leading a racist chant. One of them, Parker Rice, issued an apology in a statement published by The Dallas Morning News. “I am deeply sorry for what I did Saturday night. It was wrong and reckless,” he said. The nine-second video shows Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members chanting, “There will never be a ni**** SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me.”
Steps down: Ferguson City Manager John Shaw resigned yesterday in the wake of a blistering Justice Department report. The report blames Ferguson, Missouri, police and courts for abusive behavior that disproportionately targets African-American residents. His resignation was announced the same day the City Council voted 7-0 on a mutual separation agreement with Shaw.
Explanation: Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she used a private email account while at the State Department out of sheer convenience. “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two,” she said. Critics say there’s no way to verify if she’s turned over all government-related emails.
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