President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown.

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

President Obama said Monday the majority of protesters in Ferguson were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice.

A Mega Millions lottery ticket is displayed on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Superstition didn't deter players hoping that Friday the 13th would bring them good luck in the recently revamped Mega Millions game, as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot from $400 million to $425 million for Friday's drawing. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Va. Lottery earns record $538.6 million

The Virginia Lottery says it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off t…