Adam Chandler

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Mali Hostage Crisis: What We Know

Gunmen have killed at least three people and taken 170 guests and staff members hostage at a luxury hotel in the capital city of Bamako.

Yves Herman / Reuters

The Latest Reports: Details on the Deadly Paris Attacks

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks that killed at least 129 people. French President Francois Hollande has vowed a “merciless” response.

Tomas Bravo / Reuters

Overtime Gets a Break

President Obama announced a regulation to more than double the threshold for overtime pay. How much will this help the American middle class?

Jane Flavell Collins / AP

Dzokhar Tsarnaev Gets the Death Penalty

On Friday, a federal jury applied six of the 17 capital counts to the surviving Boston Marathon bomber.

Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

'We Disagree With Any Implication That Freddie Gray Severed His Own Spinal Cord'

A leaked police report suggests that the Baltimore man tried to injure himself, a notion that his family and supporters angrily reject.

AP/Elise Amendola

A Marathon Through the Shadows

Despite the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial, Boston's annual race begins to resemble itself.

AP Photo/David Goldman

Walking Out for a $15 Wage

Protesters mobilized in hundred of cities across the country and the world yesterday to demand higher pay.

Reuters/Tom Lynn

'Madison, Wisconsin Is Not Ferguson, Missouri'

The death of Tony Robinson, an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer, has inspired new protests under the banner of #BlackLivesMatter.

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How Many Cops Die in the Line of Duty Each Year?

A new report shows that the number of annual shooting deaths of American police officers has increased.

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How Chinese Food on Christmas Became a Jewish-American Tradition

The circumstances that birthed Jewish Christmas are deeply historical, sociological, and religious. And nothing else was open on NYC's Lower East Side.

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Just How Bad Were Cleveland's Police Abuses?

Pretty bad, according to a report from the Justice Department.

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No Indictment, Again

A Staten Island jury has decided not to indict any of the police officers involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow the grand jury announcement on officer Darren Wilson.

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Prague's 'John Lennon Wall' Gets an Apolitical Makeover

The famous landmark has been a protest-art site for decades. Now, Praguers are divided on whether "Wall is Over."

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Ferguson Braces for a Reprise

With the grand jury decision looming in the case of Darren Wilson, the turmoil that defined the summer may return.

Elise Amendola/AP

Remembering Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

The longest-serving mayor of Boston died at age 71 on Thursday.


Thousands of Hong Kong Students Sit In for Democracy

"Disobey and grasp your destiny" is the rallying cry as protesters settle in for a week of action to demand voting rights in their semi-autonomous nation.


Rating Humanity's Response to Detroit's Water Crisis

The good, the symbolic, and the ugly.