The man accused of slaying of nine black church members in Charleston last month was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion, which could include the death penalty. Continue reading
A White House spokesman says the administration is in the “final stages” of drafting its latest plan to close the prison holding terrorism detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Continue reading
The validity of a 52-minute dashcam video that captured Sandra Bland’s arrest is being called into question.
Child poverty is worse now than it was before the Great Recession, despite strides toward economic recovery. That’s according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that rates were most severe for African-American and Native American children. Gwen Ifill talks to Annie E. Casey Foundation President Patrick McCarthy and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center. Continue reading
A U.S. airstrike in Syria has killed a key figure in a dangerous al-Qaida offshoot, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Muhsin al-Fadhli was killed in a July 8 air attack while traveling in a vehicle near Sarmada, Syria, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. Continue reading
The death of Sandra Bland — a 28-year-old African-American woman from Naperville, Illinois– is being treated as a murder investigation, Waller County’s district attorney Elton Mathis announced Monday night.
Today, 22 percent of children live in poverty, up from 18 percent in 2008. Continue reading
In Chicago, the number of shooting deaths has climbed in 2015 after falling the last two years. Vonzell Banks was one of the victims — a 17-year-old church choir drummer, who got caught in the crossfire during a family outing over the July 4th weekend. Special correspondent Chris Bury reports on what’s driving the violence. Continue reading