Even in the Ivy League, Black men are still subject to racial profiling

Earlier this month, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow tackled the complexities of police interaction in a lengthy op-ed pegged to a Montana police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed methamphetamine user. The African American writer cited the incident as just one example of how complicated police interaction can be, and the types of […]

Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure ‘critically important’

The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was “critically important” to improve the country’s infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the CBS program “60 Minutes.” House Speaker John Boehner said he agreed with the White House there was room […]

Some in GOP worry House hopeful could hurt diversity effort

Eager to attract more minority voters, some Republicans are worried that their party’s near-certain candidate for a House seat in New York City could become the latest drag on GOP diversity efforts. Daniel Donovan seems sure to become the Republican nominee in a special election in the 11th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and […]

Nine days later, bodies still litter bushes from Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest’ massacre

The attackers sped into a Nigerian town with grenade launchers — their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm. As terrified residents scattered into bushes in Baga town and surrounding villages, the gunmen unloaded motorcycles from their trucks and followed in hot pursuit. Residents hid under scant brush. Bullets pierced them. Many who tried […]

Q&A: Obama’s free tuition plan for community college

President Barack Obama’s plan, called “America’s College Promise,” seeks to make two years of community or technical college “as free and universal as high school.” It comes with a steep price tag and doubts about sufficient support in Congress. Some questions and answers about the plan announced Friday: Q: How would the plan work? A: […]

Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week

A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday. After killing the gunmen behind the worst assault in France for decades, French […]

First black female Republican joins US Congress

Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House. Love, 39, a former mayor of Saratoga Springs, was elected in November in Utah’s 4th District. She already has started making appearances on cable news channels […]

12 dead in terrorist attack on Paris weekly; gunmen at large

Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 11 people before escaping, police and a witness said. The weekly has previously drawn condemnation from Muslims. Xavier Castaing, head of communications for the Paris police prefecture, confirmed the deaths in the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly that […]

Sarah Palin photos of son stepping on dog trigger online outrage

Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car’s roof. Trig, 6, who has Down Syndrome, is shown stepping on […]

Cuba frees dissidents from crackdown condemned by U.S.

Cuba freed some leading dissidents on Wednesday after holding them overnight to thwart an unauthorized demonstration in a crackdown that has tested its new detente with the United States. Police arrested several political opponents on Tuesday and kept others under virtual house arrest ahead of an open microphone protest that was to have taken place […]

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