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The Missing 28 Pages

July 15, 2016 Some 9/11 hijackers had links to officials in the Saudi government, according to 28 formerly classified pages released Friday from the joint congressional investigation into the attack. NOTE 1 (p. 6) View entire document with DocumentCloud In 2002 a joint congressional investigation looked into possible intelligence failures that led to...

One Day in 1970 That Changed Policing in the U.S.

July 15, 2016 Five police officers were killed in Dallas last week, making it one of the deadliest days for police in U.S. history outside of terrorist attacks. The killings weren’t the first time officers were deliberately targeted, however. Over the past 50 years, four officers have died on a single day on...

The Aftermath of a Shooting Live-Streamed In Minnesota

July 7, 2016 Police in Minnesota shot and killed a black man Wednesday night who had been pulled over for a broken taillight, the aftermath of which was live-streamed by his girlfriend who sat in the passenger seat beside him . The man was pulled over in a suburb of St. Paul around...

A Video Captures a Police Shooting in Louisiana

July 6, 2016 Updated on July 6 at 11:35 a.m. The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an outside investigation into the death of Alton Sterling, a black man who was shot and killed near a convenience store early Tuesday morning by two white officers in the Baton Rouge Police Department. Sterling’s death...

The KKK and the 'Adopt-A-Highway' Lawsuit

July 5, 2016 The Supreme Court of Georgia has dismissed an appeal to block a lawsuit brought by the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a local KKK chapter, that is attempting to have its name placed on a stretch of highway in the state. The KKK has fought for years...

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The Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes

July 1, 2016 The U.S. killed 64 to 116 civilian in drone strikes in areas outside those of active hostilities between January 20, 2009, and December 31, 2015, the White House said Friday. Between 2,372 and 2,581 combatants also were killed by the strikes in that period, it added. The figures, released before...

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Is Long-Term Immigration Detention Illegal?

June 21, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether detained immigrants facing deportation must be allowed a bail hearing if they are held for at least six months, a decision that could have significant implications for immigrant-rights groups. The case the court will hear dates back to 2010, when the...

Wildfire Season Could Get Ugly for California

June 7, 2016 Five years of drought have dried up California’s forests and the first six months of this year has seen twice as many acres burned as the same time in 2015, the Los Angeles Times reported. By Monday, about 400 firefighters working on the ground and in helicopters had extinguished one...

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No Alcohol for U.S. Sailors in Japan

June 6, 2016 U.S. Navy members serving in Japan have been banned Monday from drinking alcohol after a sailor with six times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood crashed into two people on the island of Okinawa, causing national outrage. Here’s the statement from the commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet...

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An Investigation Into Wisconsin's VA 'Candy Land'

May 31, 2016 A yearlong investigation into painkiller abuse at Wisconsin’s Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center is scheduled to be released Tuesday. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has headed the investigation on the facility, which has been called “Candy Land” by some veterans because doctors there were said to...