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Tamir Rice's Death Ruled a Homicide

Tamir Rice's death has been ruled a homicide. The 12-year-old boy, who was killed by a Cleveland police officer last month, "died as a result of a …

Ferguson Forward: Words On My Son, Mike Brown

<i>By Lesley McSpadden</i><p>It's hard to say how I want the world to remember my son because you have to really know someone to honor the person properly. The world didn't get to know my son on a personal level. It didn't get that Michael Orlandus Darrion Brown, a.k.a. "Mike Mike," was a devoted son, …

Sandra Bland: Texas records show racial breakdown of those stopped by same trooper

The Texas state trooper whose traffic stop of Sandra Bland last month ignited national controversy did not appear to disproportionately stop minority drivers, records show, but a racial profiling expert cautioned that it's difficult to draw conclusions from the figures.<p>Trooper Brian T. Encinia, 30, …

Law Enforcement

Ex-Tennis Star James Blake Talks Police Brutality At NYC Marathon Event

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> Former tennis pro James Blake is gearing up for his first marathon, saying it’s going to be a long race, much like the …

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California Prosecutors and Police Engaged in Massive Misconduct—and Finally Got Caught

Prosecutorial and police misconduct are often dismissed as just a few bad apples doing a few bad apple-ish things. But what happens when it’s …

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The Rape Trial Everyone in America Should Be Watching

Thirteen women came forward to accuse former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw of misconduct. Why aren't more people outraged?<p>On Monday, November 2, the Daniel Holtzclaw trial commenced in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Charged with 36 offenses including sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, stalking, and …

Freddie Gray judge prosecuted police misconduct for Justice Department

Before he was the judge overseeing the Freddie Gray trials, Barry G. Williams investigated and prosecuted police misconduct cases across the country …

Justice

Chicago police commander goes on trial today on charges he assaulted suspect

The highest-ranking Chicago police official to go on trial in years is set to defend himself Tuesday against sensational charges that he assaulted a suspect with his gun while on duty.<p>Prosecutors have alleged that Glenn Evans, one of the department's 22 district commanders before he was charged and …

GOP plans vote on extension of controversial PATRIOT Act later this month

Republican leaders say the House could consider legislation as early as this month to reauthorize key parts of the USA PATRIOT Act, a decision that once again sets up a fight between members who want to significantly curtail the government’s ability to spy on its own citizens, and those who say …

Admit It, Rep. Sensenbrenner: You Were Wrong About the Patriot Act

An author of the controversial legislation keeps defending it -- even though he's felt betrayed by related abuses three times.

​NSA surveillance reform in air as lawmakers threaten Patriot Act renewal filibuster

Efforts to reform the way the National Security Agency gathers phone data on American citizens are in doubt despite a federal ruling against the …

Goodbye Section 215: Patriot Act key surveillance provisions expire

Controversial provisions of the Patriot Act authorizing government surveillance programs have expired after the Senate failed to vote for an …

A short, crucial explanation of the USA Patriot Act and USA Freedom Act

A little over a month after the events of September 11th, 2001, an Act of Congress called the USA Patriot Act was signed into law by then President George W. Bush. Despite its controversial expansion of government power pertaining to domestic surveillance, law enforcement, and border security, …

Things Are Getting Scary: Global Police, Precrime, & The War On Domestic "Extremists"

• Do you display an unusual number of political and/or ideological bumper stickers on your car?<p><b>If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you</b> …

Donald Trump's Immigration Reform Plan: American Workers First, Special Interests Last

Billionaire Donald Trump released a detailed immigration policy position paper on Sunday morning, a paper that walks through exactly what steps he …

Texas Receives More Than $2.2 Million in FEMA Preparedness Grants

DENTON, Texas — Fire departments and cities in Texas have received more than $2.2 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency …

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Cost Guard missing Dornier black box recovered from under 996 metres under sea

Thirty-three days after an Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Dornier aircraft CG - 791 ditched into the Bay of Bengal off the Chennai cost with three …

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Secret Service protection activated for Trump, Carson

The Secret Service is moving forward on activating 24-hour protection for Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, Fox News has learned.<p>The agency sent letters Monday to key leaders in Congress who have to sign off on the proposal, which Fox News is told would involve a …

TSA to Discontinue Using the Term 'Anomaly' to Describe Transgender Passengers

The Transportation Security Administration announced this week that they’re discontinuing the use of the term “anomaly,” to describe transgender …

US authorities seize a 'narco-submarine' filled with 8 tons of cocaine

On July 18, a Coast Guard cutter commandeered a self-propelled, semisubmersible vessel carrying 274 bales of cocaine weighing more than eight tons, according to a press release from US Customs and Border Patrol.<p>The four individuals found with the illicit contraband were detained by US …

Iraq’s Most Fearsome Shia Militia Leader Speaks Out

<i>None of the Shia militias operating in Iraq is regarded with more suspicion by the United States, and more fear by its enemies, than Asaib Ahl</i> …

Middle East

Kunduz: The Taliban’s biggest victory in years, explained

Some terrible news broke in Afghanistan on Monday news: The Taliban had captured the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan's fifth-largest city and home to about 300,000 people. Kunduz is the provincial capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan; the city is the first provincial capital the Taliban …

Putin is using his Syria gambit to disparage Obama

The outcome of Vladimir Putin's bold military gamble in Syria is far from clear, but in the short term, one loser seems certain: President Obama.<p>The Kremlin raised the stakes Wednesday by firing cruise missiles into Syria from warships nearly 1,000 miles away as Obama's critics at home and abroad …

Russian Jet Shot Down: World War 3 Fears Raised As Turkey Reportedly Downs Russian Jet

A Russian jet has reportedly been shot down in Turkey’s airspace, raising fears of World War 3 in a region that is already marked by …

Did U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels draw Russia into the conflict?

By Liz Sly<p>Liz Sly<p>Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BEIRUT — American antitank missiles supplied to Syrian rebels are playing an unexpectedly prominent role in shaping the Syrian battlefield, giving the conflict the semblance of a proxy war between the …

Middle East