After a Missouri law took effect on Monday, the wage floor in the city was reduced to $7.70 per hour after three months at $10 per hour—the latest case of a state cracking down on a city that had enacted a progressive policy.
Experts have long worried that a powerful storm striking the Gulf Coast could be a costly and deadly environmental disaster.
As a Trump-commissioned panel searches for phantom fraud, its requests for data have convinced some citizens to opt out of their right to vote preemptively.
The United States is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war?
Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.
In the last minute before a fatal crash last week, a commuter train sped up to twice the limit, the NTSB says.
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After a federal court struck down the state’s strict voting law as racially discriminatory, Republicans are trying to restrict voting at the county level.
A judge acquitted Officer Caesar Goodson of all charges in the April 2015 mortal injury of the 25-year-old Baltimore man, including second-degree murder.
The Buckeye State is kicking residents who haven’t cast a ballot since 2008 off its rolls, an approach critics say disparately affects minorities.
Missouri voters will decide on a constitutional amendment that would require photo identification in order to participate in elections.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it is suing the state over its controversial law on transgender restroom use.
Governor Pat McCrory pushes back on whether or not the state’s controversial “bathroom law” violates the Civil Rights Act.
The Department of Justice says HB2 runs afoul of the landmark legislation, and demands that the state not enforce it.
It is hard to imagine his visit will produce a vast material change in the beleaguered Michigan city.
A new report identifies some 1,500 memorials to the Civil War’s losing cause, from schools to state holidays, ranging from the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest.
Thomas Schroeder said the state’s strict new voting law did not unfairly prevent black voters from casting ballots.
The city agreed to the payout in the 2014 death of the 12-year-old boy, but civil lawsuits are a blunt tool to bring about departmental changes.
The NTSB’s report on the May 2015 crash in Philadelphia does little to explain why the train was traveling faster than the posted speed before it derailed.
Charlie Luken says that the Chicago leader needs to rethink his police-reform and communication strategies.
Despite the political pressure to prosecute cops in cases like Tamir Rice’s, the current system grants enormous leeway to officers who employ lethal force.