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Grand jury decides against indictment in Eric Garner case

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A grand jury decided there would be no indictment for police officers in the choking death of Staten Island man Eric Garner. Continue reading

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Is making a threat on social media a crime?

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A Supreme Court case will soon decide whether making threats on social media is illegal. Continue reading

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Could Buddhist values help China curb pollution?

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In China, religious and environmental values are converging to address the pollution problems that affect millions of lives. Continue reading

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Tense Ferguson, Missouri Awaits Grand Jury Findings In Shooting Of Michael Brown

How teachers can talk to students about Ferguson

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Dr. Marcia Chatelain, the Georgetown professor who began the hashtag #FergusonSyllabus on Twitter, joined the NewsHour to discuss. Continue reading

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New law addresses domestic violence on Indian reservations

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On Indian reservations, where domestic violence is a widespread issue, a recent law change will allow more survivors to come forward and receive justice. Continue reading

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