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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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Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to U.S. Congress deepens political divides


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed lawmakers in the U.S. Congress this week in a speech that criticized negotiations with Iran and urged tighter restrictions. Continue reading

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Iraqi troops fight to retake key city of Tikrit from ISIL


The offensive marks a test for Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL control. Continue reading

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