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WASHINGTON – Federal officials appear to have violated ethics rules governing impartiality in awarding a contract to evaluate schools attended by tens of thousands of Native American students, a federal watchdog says. The report comes as...
Painting by Ana Bonfilia on S. Grand Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Miriam Ross-Hirsch On the late November night that a grand jury announced it would not indict the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in...
Photo by Flickr user Vonderauvisuals. The economy added an unexpectedly high 321,000 jobs in November, the greatest monthly increase in almost three years, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent for the second month in a row. Job...
Police block the West Florissant Avenue, where protesters and looters rampaged businesses following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25, 2014. Photo by...
Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — As the Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City, the prosecutor in charge of the probe is juggling another high-profile role:...
Supporters of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrate in the streets of Nairobi following the International Criminal Court’s ruling to drop crimes against humanity charges against him at the Hague on Dec. 5. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP/...