Senate Republicans send controversial letter to Iran


Members of Congress sent a letter to Iran in the midst of negotiations over nuclear arms, in an unusual move that could complicate international relations. Continue reading

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UN calls for worldwide gender equality by 2030


The UN urged world leaders this week to ensure gender equality by 2030 as a new report showed limited progress in the area. Continue reading

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How have voting rights changed in the past 50 years?


The 50th anniversary of the marches for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, brought a new focus to the relationship between race and voting today. Continue reading

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Justice Dept. report on Ferguson slams local police


In an investigation sparked by the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department found patterns of police misconduct, racial bias and a disregard for the community. Continue reading

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Boston marathon bombing trial begins


The trial for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began this week with a statement that the defense would not dispute his involvement in the attack. Continue reading

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