Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager

The Chicago policeman charged with murdering a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first full day in custody on Wednesday in a jail hospital ward, as calm prevailed in a city braced for civil unrest over new video footage of the slaying. Protests were mostly small and peaceful on Tuesday and Wednesday following […]

Remember the Pilgrims, Obama says, in appeal for generosity to Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in a Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. Obama’s plan to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria has drawn political criticism since attacks in Paris two weeks ago that killed 130 people, […]

Is racism on the rise? More in U.S. say it’s a ‘big problem,’ CNN/KFF poll finds

Debra Aust sees it in videos of recent police shootings. Alex Sproul reads about it in his Facebook feed. Sheryl Sims senses it when she walks down the street. They are three Americans from three different demographic groups living in three different states. And they believe the same thing: Racism is a big problem. Their […]

Rare TB case shows diagnosing, treating children is tough

When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease — a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB in youngsters in countries that can’t […]

As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard

Within hours of the last week’s Paris attacks, as outrage and sympathy flooded his social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his Facebook cover photo to read “solidarity” — and his friends were shocked. “Everyone was like why are you posting about Paris and not about the attacks in Baghdad […]

Protests erupt after black man shot by police in Minneapolis

A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incident that prompted protests and led to a community forum with the mayor and police chief Sunday. Accounts from some witnesses that the man was handcuffed when he was shot sparked outrage. Police said […]

Paris attacks: ISIS claims responsibility in 129 deaths; Belgium makes arrests

ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attacks Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014. The Meanwhile, at least one American is among the Paris death toll, now at 129 people, officials […]

Questions about future of US Grand Prix as Texas cuts funds

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office said Wednesday it is cutting nearly $6 million in funding for the United States Grand Prix, raising questions about the race’s future just four years after Formula One put what many saw as a permanent footprint on American soil. Officials at the Circuit of the Americas, a $300 million track […]

Why are Texas troopers identifying Hispanic drivers as ‘white’?

Racial profiling miscount? A news investigation found that Texas state troopers have been misidentifying minority drivers as ‘white,’ with Hispanics being the most common group. Texas state troopers stopped more than 1.2 million “white” people during traffic stops last year, but a new report says many of them were actually Hispanic, casting doubts on the […]

University of Missouri president resigns after race protest

The University of Missouri’s president announced he would step down on Monday after protests by the school’s football team and other students over what they saw as his soft handling of reports of racial abuse on campus. The high-profile resignation was the latest shock to the state of Missouri, and the United States at large, […]

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