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The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., also led to a series of prot...
The deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of police have shocked the country this summer: Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by police in Staten Island, New York, and...
The summer before I went to college my grandfather died. I spent that season clearing out the shelves in his bedroom. And since he was a compulsive re-reader, I kept the books that looked the most...
President Obama returns to Washington this weekend after a two-week family vacation.It wasn't exactly restful. The break was interrupted several times by events in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.On...
A street market remains empty in Monrovia's West Point slum as part of quara...
In the shadows of West Africa's Ebola outbreak, food shortages are starting to develop.This time of year is traditionally the lean season in West Africa, when last year's harvest of rice or...
The Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver, at practice. "I've always tho...
Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers.Life as a gay man in the U.S. has changed in the past decade — the law and cultural attitudes toward homosexuality...
Faux tombstones line a lawn in Medinah, Ill. It's a campaign to heighten awa...
In the suburbs of Chicago, a stark reminder of the toll of heroin and prescription-pill addiction is making the rounds as a lawn exhibit. One hundred fake tombstones and banners are set up at a new...
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Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Ferguson, Mo., residents Angela Whit...
Ferguson, Mo., has seen nearly two weeks of protests after an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. This week, a black leader stepped...
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