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  • In Ferguson's shadow, two lawsuits focus on inequalities

    In Ferguson's shadow, two lawsuits focus on inequalities
    The St. Louis area first faced outrage in the streets after the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Now, discontent has moved to the courts — and the issues have little to do with the police use of force. A pair of lawsuits filed...
  • Panel calls for Secret Service reforms, including new White House fence

    An independent panel created after multiple security failures by the Secret Service released its findings Thursday, calling for a series of improvements, including a redesigned White House fence, the appointment of a new director from outside the agency,...
  • Teen's exoneration in 1944 slaying comes as relief to surviving relatives

    Aime Ruffner recalled helping her 14-year-old brother, George Stinney Jr., graze the family cow one day in March 1944 in the tiny South Carolina town of Alcolu, deep in the Jim Crow South. Ruffner, then 8 years old, testified at a court hearing in...
  • Capital punishment in U.S. continues its decline

    The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report to be released Thursday. The number of new...
  • Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

    Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons
    Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing her black hair. Brushing her false teeth. Putting on her makeup. "Sit down, I want to talk with you," she said. I sat on the closed toilet seat, two...
  • Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first...
  • In Navajo country, coal gives life — and takes it, some say

    In Navajo country, coal gives life — and takes it, some say
    From her bedroom window, Cynthia Dixon watches the cloud of soot rise from the coal mine near her sheep spread. Down the road, a hulking coal-fired electrical plant spews a yellow plume that stains the horizon. Many days, she finds a layer of black dust...
  • Restaurant serves up chaos and cliff divers, with a side of nostalgia

    Restaurant serves up chaos and cliff divers, with a side of nostalgia
    In an increasingly desk-bound world where stimulating work can be hard to find, Travis Sims is a breed apart. He's an Acapulco cliff diver. Well, an Acapulco-style cliff diver. The cliffs are fake. The 30-foot waterfall is phony. And he dives on the...
  • Where employers use quality control to shape healthcare

    Where employers use quality control to shape healthcare
    Forty miles north of Seattle, in the largest building in the world, Boeing assembles its biggest commercial airliners. Thousands of workers on a 98-acre factory floor piece together hulking wings and fuselage pieces, miles of electrical wiring and...
  • Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case

    Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case
    Seven Orthodox Jewish groups, a Muslim civil rights organization and a public interest law firm supporting religious freedom filed briefs this week with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch...
  • New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail

    New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail
    The Justice Department is considering offering New York Times reporter James Risen a deal that could enable him to avoid jail time over refusing to testify in a national security investigation and save face for prosecutors under increasing pressure for...