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Simin Behbahani, seen in this Feb. 10, 2007, file photo, was one of Iran’s most prominent writers. She died Tuesday at the age of 87. Photo by Romissa Mofidi Iran’s national poet Simin Behbahani died Tuesday of heart failure at the age of 87,...
While Obama lamented the disproportional apprehension of young black men, he also argued that’s not solely the fault of overzealous cops. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first...
Demonstrators display signs during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri Monday night. Photo by Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: Poll finds racial gap on Ferguson perceptions Why Obama can’t bridge the divide The last...
AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side — not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. His lead attorney took on BP...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The violence plaguing Ferguson, Missouri, sparked new initiatives today. The governor deployed the National Guard, and President Obama announced he’s sending in Attorney General Eric Holder....
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Wall Street surged ahead today on rising homebuilder confidence, falling oil prices and other factors. The Dow Jones industrial average gained nearly 176 points to close well over 16,838; the Nasdaq...