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After Stephon Clark’s death, new videos show police muted body cameras at least 16 times

The Sacramento Police Department on Monday released dozens of videos related to the Stephon Clark killing — new material that showed officers muting their body-worn cameras at least 16 times, raising more questions about police action in the moments after the fatal shooting of the unarmed black man.<p>…

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22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana

When the Senate vote failed, the budget expired and the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections vanished. So what's next?The post What …

Game Of Thrones: 15 Shadiest Things The Cast Has Ever Done

by Nancy O. Greene<p>– on<p>in Lists<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> is a popular show that is as well-known for its epic storylines as it is for its violence and frequent …

Teen gangs in NYC brutally murdered a 15-year-old boy, two months before ‘West Side Story’ came out

Authorities blamed bad parenting over racial tensions<p>At 10:30 p.m. Manhattan was still sweltering that summer night in 1957. Michael Farmer and Roger …

100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?

At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded …

The 8 Scariest Days in America

Over its more than two centuries of history, the United States has seen its share of good and bad days. But there have been a few days that left …

Civil Rights

The Unconventional Life of Mary Walker, the Only Woman to Have Received the U.S. Medal of Honor

Dress reformer, women’s rights activist, and all-around pioneer.<p>On a summer day in 1866, Mary Edwards Walker exited a milliner’s store on Canal …

From slavery to lynchings to fancy china, the Turner family history is Dallas' history

<i>Editor's note: This column is the latest in the Hidden History series. Know some hidden history about minority groups in Dallas? Add it to the</i> …

Texas

When LBJ’s closest aide was caught in a gay sex sting, the president caved — the first lady stood up

Walter Jenkins’ case was a tragic but important advance<p>Three weeks before the 1964 election, Lyndon Johnson’s closest aide was being fingerprinted …

Lyndon Johnson

Listen: Voice recordings of black slaves

This video of the January 12, 1999 broadcast of <i>Nightline</i> is really quite remarkable. It shares clips of voice recordings made in the mid-twentieth …

13 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to …

The Rise and Fall of the Great American Motel

In 1939, when John Steinbeck imagined Highway 66 as “the road of flight,” he evoked the crushing realities of Depression-era migrants who’d been …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

How ‘Wellness’ Became an Epidemic

When Gwyneth Paltrow first launched Goop in 2008, it was a great place to find out where to eat the best tapas in Barcelona. It was straight-up …

University of Chicago

What is Juneteenth? Day marks the end of slavery in the United States

Juneteenth is observed on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.<p>It is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.<p><b>Here's everything you need to know about Juneteenth:</b><p><b>What is Juneteenth?</b><p>On June 19, 1865, Major Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform a …

Black History

Migrants 'vulnerable to housing exploitation'

<b>Migrant workers in Northern Ireland are "extremely vulnerable to exploitation and discrimination", according to the Equality Commission.</b><p>Migrants are having to work long hours while living in expensive and overcrowded housing, says a new report.<p>Catholics are waiting longer than Protestants to get …

Five arrests in major probe into organised crime in Northern Ireland

More than 400 police officers are involved in a major investigation into organised crime in Northern Ireland including the supply of drugs and money …

Northern Ireland

Samantha Bee on the Child Victims Act (VIDEO).

New York has the shortest statute of limitations for child abuse victims in the country, and as of Wednesday night, that’s not about to change. …

Samantha Bee

Students & Teachers Can Transcribe Ads From Former Slaves Looking For Their Families

Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery is a site for genealogists and researchers where they and others can search through incredibly tragic and …

Jews and the African Slave Trade

The role some Jews played in the Atlantic slave trade, both as traders and as slave owners, has long been acknowledged by historians. But allegations …

'Modern-Day Slavery': Many Southern States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor's Mansions and Capitol Buildings

When activist Sam Sinyangwe was awaiting a meeting with the governor’s office at the Louisiana state capitol building in Baton Rouge, he noticed …

Baton Rouge

The Making of an Antislavery President

On September 18, 1858, Abraham Lincoln avowed that “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political …

John Quincy Adams

Russian tattoo artist helps domestic abuse victims hide scars with ink

<i>This article is one of dozens being shared to media outlets around the world for Impact Journalism Day on June 24, 2017.</i><p>In a small basement at the corner of the main road in Ufa, the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan in Russia, Evguenia Zakhar is painstakingly outlining flowers along …

The Secret to Reheating Leftovers So They Don't Taste Like Crap

There’s nothing like eating a freshly cooked meal. That’s why we go out to restaurants (oh, and cook on occasion), right? But meal prep is a …

We Are Not Hysterical: 18 Strong Female Voices You Should Read

Strand Book Store staff recommends reads by outspoken women.<p>For every positive attribute a woman may possess ― strength, persistence, decisiveness ― there seems to be a popularly used synonym that casts the same quality in a negative light. Women who lead may be painted as curt, loud or cold ― or, …

We Just Dumped 11 Million Pounds of Plastic in the Ocean

World Oceans Day took place last Thursday. Today, there are about 5,000 more metric tons of plastic waste in the ocean than there were yesterday. That’s about the equivalent of every San Franciscan heading down to Ocean Beach and chucking a 13-pound trash bag full of plastic into the surf every …

This Is What Eating Moldy Fruit Does To Your Body

Don't freak out.<p>Summer is here, and that means we’re all probably going to be eating a lot more fresh fruit as so many beloved options come into season. We’re talking strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, as well as peaches, plums and blackberries. But all this fresh produce also means that …