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No Criminal Charges For Police Officers Who Shot Tamir Rice

A grand jury in Cleveland declined Monday to criminally charge two police officers who shot and killed Tamir Rice.<p>Rice, 12, was shot and killed in a public park in November 2014 after two Cleveland police officers, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, mistook his toy gun for a real weapon.<p>Cuyahoga …

Justice

No winner in Powerball lottery as next payout jumps to $1.3 billion

No one won Saturday’s record jackpot of nearly $950 million in the multi-state Powerball lottery, officials said, driving the haul for a winning …

Behind the Story: The New York Times Follows Syrian Migrants

<b>Story/series:</b> “A Family Swept Up in the Migrant Tide” <b><br>Outlet:</b> The New York Times <b><br>Reporter:</b> Anemona Hartocollis (@anemonanyc) <b><br>Flipboard Magazine:</b> Four Years of War in Syria<p><i>When the Syrian Civil War broke out four years ago, fighting was confined between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and rebel</i> …

Viola Davis on Jon Hamm Congratulating Her on Her Historic Emmys Win: 'He's Pretty Handsome'

Sunday was a big night for Viola Davis.<p>The 50-year-old made history at Sunday’s 67th Emmy Awards by becoming the first African-American woman to win …

Illinois' Members of Congress React to Obama's Executive Actions on Firearms

President Barack Obama's proposed executive actions on gun violence were met with mixed reactions from Illinois politicians on Tuesday. Unsurprisingly, opposition and support for the measures fell along party lines.<p>Following Obama's address to the nation, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., held a press …

Freddie Gray Suffered ‘Catastrophic Injury’ When He Slammed Into Back of Police Van, Breaking His Neck: Report

Baltimore resident Freddie Gray suffered “catastrophic injury” when he slammed into the back of the police transport van, breaking his neck, multiple law enforcement sources reportedly told WJLA-TV. A bolt found in the back of the van matches the specific head injury Gray sustained, the sources …

Freeport Police Say Body Cameras Are Win-Win For All

<b>FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — Racial tensions and unrest in Baltimore and beyond have many calling for mandatory police body cameras, but some are …

No such thing as ‘affluenza?’ Not so fast.

By Fred Barbash<p>Fred Barbash<p>Editor of the Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ethan Couch’s crime was horrendous. He admitted to hurtling drunkenly at 70 mph along a suburban street in Texas on June 15, 2013, crashing into a group of people trying to deal with a disabled vehicle, taking the lives of four …

Mental Health

Sandra Bland death: New details only make case murkier

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to the circumstances leading to Sandra Bland's death, what we don't know far outweighs what we do.<p>And with each passing day, and each new revelation, the picture -- instead of coming slowly into focus -- appears to turn murkier.<p>"I have a hard time dealing with inconsistency …

Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies<p>Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’<br>• Latest: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market<p>Hundreds of bodies …