• A Baltimore police officer guards a crime scene where orange cones mark the site of shell casings that were found at the scene of a shooting at the intersection of West North Avenue and Druid Hill Avenue in West Baltimore, Maryland May 30, 2015. Local media have reported more than 35 murders in the city of Baltimore since the April rioting over the death of 25-year-old resident Freddie Gray and shootings continue regularly in his West Baltimore neighborhood.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTR4Y6CN
    August 4, 2015  

    Why has there been a dramatic spike in homicides this year? Judy Woodruff speaks to Col. Sam Dotson, chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and Edward Flynn, chief of the Milwaukee Police Department, two cities that have seen a substantial rise in murders, about the wide availability of guns, scrutiny of the criminal justice system, an increase in heroin use and systemic poverty. Continue reading

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    December 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, a white police officer will not be charged in the shooting death of a black mentally ill man in Milwaukee. The victim’s family has asked the U.S. attorney to conduct a federal investigation. Also, a French firm will pay a record $772 million for violating U.S. laws against overseas bribery. Continue reading

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    July 18, 2014  

    The residents of metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin are increasingly split by race, political party and geography. A major fight over Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 helped widen the divide. Gwen Ifill talks to residents and local politicians about the fractured political landscape and what the polarization means on a national level, and Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in with analysis. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2013  

    Newly released documents reveal how the Milwaukee archdiocese dealt with dozens of priests accused of sexually abusing children. Pedophile priests were moved from parish to parish, often protected from criminal complaints. Ray Suarez talks to Laurie Goodstein, who covers these issues for The New York Times. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2010   BY Lauren Knapp and Tom LeGro  

    Here are some of this week’s arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.
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