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How Black America Inadvertently Helped Build Mass Incarceration

A new book examines how African-American communities contributed to laying the groundwork for a punitive criminal-justice system.

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What Will Happen to Americans Who Can't Afford an Attorney?

President Trump’s budget would eliminate the Legal Services Corporation, which helps low-income individuals obtain representation in civil proceedings.

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As Protesters Take to the Streets, Republican Legislators Push Back

A wave of bills aimed at curtailing protests and demonstrations has started to make its way through state legislatures across the country.

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What's Causing Chicago’s Homicide Spike?

President Trump is vowing to “send in the Feds,” but researchers aren’t convinced they understand the rise, or how to stop it.

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The Explosions in New York and New Jersey: What We Know So Far

Authorities say Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is the suspect in both blasts on Saturday.

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A New Dictionary Down Under

Australia officially updates its lingo for the first time in nearly three decades.

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The Baton Rouge Police Shooting: What We Know

Three officers are dead and three more are injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday morning.

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Orlando Nightclub Attack: What We Know

More details are emerging about the man who carried out Sunday’s shooting rampage that killed 49 people.

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Feds Put Schools on Notice to Respect Transgender Rights

In a letter sent Friday, federal officials warn local districts not to discriminate against students using restrooms.

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DeRay for Mayor?

A high-profile Black Lives Matter activist is taking his fight to the polls, joining the race to become the next leader of Baltimore.

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7 Ways To Follow the U.S. East Coast's Massive Snow Storm

From outer space down to the streets.

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Who Were the Paris Attackers?

French investigators are hunting for an apparent eighth perpetrator as more details about the terrorists become public.

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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.

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Venice's Case for Independence

Europe's latest secessionist movement wants to revive the Most Serene Republic of old.

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A Dictator's Guide to Urban Design

Ukraine's Independence Square, and the revolutionary dimensions of public spaces.