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A New York City corrections officer is on trial in federal court, charged with violating the civil rights of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died after swallowing a packet of detergent used to clean jail cells.
Karen Dawisha's new book Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia shows how Russian president Vladimir Putin has enabled his cronies to become enormously wealthy under his kleptocratic rule.
Thousands of people marched on Sunday from downtown Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Capitol, to outline an agenda for addressing police use of force. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Laura Sullivan, who attended the rally.
A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck on the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater in Russia.
Michael Bell Sr. (center) and his family stand near one of the billboards th...
Race is at the forefront of the current debate over police use of deadly force. But one shooting brought attention to another factor at play when police shoot civilians and receive no punishment.
The Justice Department has decided not to make journalist James Risen reveal a source. Correspondent David Folkenflik tells NPR's Scott Simon about a case that became a flashpoint for press freedom.