Next Day’s News: Ferguson latest, Mosul Dam fight and Paul Ryan’s new book

August 18

Here’s a look at tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best.

FERGUSON LATEST: Mark Berman reports that an autopsy of Michael Brown showed that one of the gunshots that struck the teenager in the head went from “back to front,” indicating that he was surrendering at the time of his death, attorneys for Brown’s family said Monday. The St. Louris Count M.E. report found that Brown was shot in the head and chest multiple times and another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Post that Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot. The National Guard is being sent to the community to help restore peace after another night of riots and protests, reports DeNeen L. Brown, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and Jerry Markon. Chris Cillizza examines Obama’s complicated relationship with the issue of race since he took office. WorldViews looks at how the rest of the world sees the situation in Ferguson.

THE BATTLE FOR MOSUL DAM: Liz Sly, Craig Whitlock and Loveday Morris report that Iraqi and Kurdish forces claimed Monday that they ejected Islamic State fighters from a strategically vital dam in northern Iraq, after waves of U.S. airstrikes scattered the radical Islamist militants in the biggest push yet to reverse their blitz through the country.

PAUL RYAN’S BOOK RELEASE: “The Way Forward” hits book stands tomorrow. Several months ago, congressional reporter Paul Kane looked at what Ryan’s next political move could be, once the House approved his final budget proposal. In May, Right Turn columnist Jennifer Rubin weighed the pros and cons of a Ryan presidential run.

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