An Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder Wednesday in what prosecutors called a “senseless” act motivated by anger.
“He wasn’t dealing with someone who was wanted for murder — … Read the rest
American lawmakers are grappling with ways to respond to a worsening heroin epidemic. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in the US, surpassing car accidents and gunshot wounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.… Read the rest
In the fast food fight for customer spending, one restaurant giant is struggling while rivals scoop up diners’ dollars.
Last week, McDonald’s reported its global comparable sales fell again, dropping 0.7 percent in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, comps at Burger … Read the rest
America’s newspapers, including many that for years decried the lack of black representation in Congress, on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms, have not increased the percentage of African-Americans in newsrooms above 1968 levels — and may have even cut … Read the rest
Cleveland police had to use pepper spray against activists attending the national convention of the Movement for Black Lives. Scuffles and arrests were reported after the weekend conference wrapped-up and people poured onto the streets
Hundreds of activists from across … Read the rest
2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail.
Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons.
He blasted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), … Read the rest
A new company called Pager, an Uber-like service, sends doctors to patients’ homes.
Pager and similar companies like Heal and Medicast aim to streamline medical care — cutting out waiting rooms, receptionists and trips to the doctor’s office.
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In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that was broadcasted tonight Republican candidate for president Donald Trump berated the reporter for continuing to address polls that shed him in a negative light instead of polls showing his upper-tier status.
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A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial … Read the rest
The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015.
The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to … Read the rest
HUD Secretary Julian Castro has announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article preemptively defending the move appears in today’s Washington Post.
The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary … Read the rest