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Minnesota exposes one troubling reason America locks up so many black people

In "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," Coates notes that in 2000, one in 10 black males between the ages of 20 and 40 was behind bars. That was 10 times the rate for white males in the same age group.<p>A decade later, Coates writes, one-third of black male high-school dropouts …

Menendez trial could get pushed to next year

The senator's attorneys and prosecutors are in agreement on postponing the start date.<p>Attorneys for Sen. Robert Menendez and his co-defendant are asking a federal judge to delay the start of the bribery and corruption trial for the New Jersey Democrat, signaling the proceedings could be postponed …

White House opposes GOP bill to lift oil export ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it opposes a House Republican bill to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports.<p>A decision on …

Oil

At Massive Dallas Rally, Trump's Speech Lacks Policy

Donald Trump's rallies tend to feel more like a playoff game or music concert than electoral politics. There's an expectation of entertainment — older couples are dressed up, and people are friendly and excited. Monday night's large rally at a basketball arena in Dallas was no exception.<p>"He's …

Donald Trump

How CNN sets the stage for debate night

<b>Simi Valley, California (CNN) —</b> When 15 Republican hopefuls face off Wednesday here at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, they'll be standing on a stage 45 feet up in the air. It was built weeks in advance by a team of CNN employees and contractors.<p>And that was only step one. CNN employees …

Sanders and Kennedy at Liberty, 32 Years Apart

A look at the speeches of two liberal Democrats at the same evangelical university shows how the political winds have shifted over three decades.<p>When Bernie Sanders stepped to the podium on Monday at Liberty University, he was not the most famous liberal to speak at the well-known bastion of …

Religion