Chris Houghton

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South Carolina’s losing battle to rewrite its racist history

For most of my life, a flag representing white supremacist violence against black people flew at the capitol of my native state. It is a very big deal that this emblem of hatred and oppression is finally coming down.<p>Gov. Nikki Haley (R) was expansive after the state legislature finished action …

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Confederate Battle Doesn't End in South Carolina as Petitions Spread Across Country

As South Carolina prepares to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol on Friday, politicians and regular citizens across the country are clamoring to eliminate similar iconography.<p>South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday signed into law a measure to take down the Confederate battle …

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Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …


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Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

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Baltimore Asks Justice Department to Investigate City's Police Practices

Baltimore officials have asked the United States Department of Justice to investigate the city’s policing practices following the death of Freddie …