In our news wrap Monday, Kurdish-led forces pressed toward the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa after announcing the offensive Sunday. Also, the Justice Department announced it is sending 500 staffers to 28 states to watch for civil rights violations…
By Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
Experts and civil rights advocates worry conditions are ripe this year for trouble at the nation's polling places.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.
By Molly Finnegan
Harvey Milk, the late politician and groundbreaking gay rights activist, has been honored with a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Hollywood bio-pic and his own U.S. postage stamp. Now he will be immortalized in a new way: as namesake…
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Amid ongoing efforts to restructure the Albuquerque Police Department, a report filed by an independent monitor Friday said the department has failed to appropriately investigate use of force among officers.
In our news wrap Thursday, Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson -- who drove the van in which Freddie Gray suffered a broken neck in 2015 -- was found not guilty for his role in Gray’s death, prompting dozens of protesters…
By PBS NewsHour
Sports icon Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, is widely considered the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. But Ali is just as well known for his actions outside the ring, especially his refusal to join the military after he was…
By Lisa Leff, Associated Press
Many U.S. public schools already are balancing the civil rights of transgender students with any concerns that classmates, parents and community members might have.
By Bob Christie and Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press
PHOENIX — Hours-long waits for some Arizona residents for presidential primary voting have led to accusations of voter suppression from Democrats and civil rights proponents who cite a decision by elections officials to slash the number of polling places this…
South Dakota would become the first state to restrict transgender students’ access to restrooms if Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs a controversial bill passed by the state Congress. The bill would require transgender students in public schools use only restrooms that…
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