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Anger and unrest in Missouri after police kill unarmed teenager

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Witnesses say that Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old from a suburb of St. Louis, did not resist officers and put his hands over his head even as he was shot repeatedly. Continue reading

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Brown v. Board of Education: the story of Prince Edward County schools

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May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision “Brown v. Board of Education.” Continue reading

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Facebook mood experiment angers users

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Many Facebook users are outraged after it was recently revealed that the popular social networking site manipulated the information fed to hundreds of…read more

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Should rap lyrics be used as legal evidence of criminal activity?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Rap lyrics are playing an increasingly prominent role as evidence in criminal cases nationwide, raising concern among legal scholars who question whether songs…read more

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New York City awards $40 million to the wrongly imprisoned “Central Park Five”

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New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of violently attacking a woman in Central Park; the city’s largest ever settlement in a civil rights case. The case of the “Central Park Five” was sensationalized in the media, inflaming racial tensions in the city and adding to a perception of lawlessness. Continue reading

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