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Watch VideoGWEN IFILL: Now to Broken Justice, our series on the changing attitudes about the criminal justice system and how we detain and punish people in America. The city of New York has announced it will enact sweeping reforms at Rikers Island,...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The wave of reactions to the Confederate Flag today reached into state capitols across the south. The governors of Virginia and North Carolina both called for taking the flag off special-order license...
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While major retailers Walmart and Sears announced that they would no longer sell Confederate battle flag merchandise in their stores, online sales on Amazon jumped over the last 24 hours. Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call Amazon has said that it will...
A man cools off under a public tap during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan on June 23. Hundreds have died in the southern city over the past several days, health officials said, as paramilitaries set up emergency medical camps in the streets. Photo...
Donald Featherstone, the inventor of the plastic pink flamingo, died Monday. Photo by Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images. Chances are, at some point you’ve seen a plastic pink flamingo, or perhaps a whole flock, adorning someone’s lawn. Wherever it was, you...