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A new White House report exploring the intersection of race, poverty and justice suggests the answer is still a resounding yes.
May 30, 2014
Prosecutors say Patrolman Michael Brelo fired more shots than any of the officers who together pumped 137 rounds into the vehicle, killing two unarmed suspects.
May 30, 2014
By President Obama's own admission, politics had a lot to do with why he decided to accept VA Chief Eric Shinseki's resignation.
May 30, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly said language inserted by lawmakers to prevent the hire of additional Justice Department attorneys is "absurd."
May 30, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has released documents regarding the use of force along the U.S.-Mexico border.
May 30, 2014
The private space-launch company has taken its Dragon capsule design and taught it some cool new tricks.
May 30, 2014
For more on Gen. Eric Shinseki's decision to step down, Robert Siegel turns to Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the former Vice-Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.
May 30, 2014
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized for lengthy waits at VA facilities, saying he's ousting the leaders of a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., after stories about delays in care there. Shinseki's decision to resign marks a muddy end to an illustrious career, which began when he joined the Army nearly five decades ago.
May 30, 2014
The U.S. State Department has confirmed that an American was involved in carrying out a suicide attack. The man, who was fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad's regime, had ties to Florida.
May 30, 2014
For the first time since 1962, there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teens Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar tied when the pair exhausted the official list of words.
May 30, 2014
Gen. Eric Shinseki is stepping down as the secretary of veteran's affairs. The decision comes in the midst of growing outrage over scheduling issues in the VA health system.
May 30, 2014
Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.
May 30, 2014
An affiliate of al-Qaida fighting against the Syrian government tweeted the "martyrdom" of the U.S. jihadi earlier this week.
May 30, 2014
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last week, also warned anti-coup protesters, saying they lack a "true understanding of democracy."
May 30, 2014
Environmentalists say we should eat up invasive species like squirrel and nutria. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of creepy critters.
May 30, 2014
Techies and activists worldwide are gathering to create apps that work for the common good, from fixing potholes to stocking food banks.
May 30, 2014
President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.
May 30, 2014
The health systems serving veterans and military members are different. But both are being scrutinized closely amid allegations of access and quality problems.
May 30, 2014
A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.
May 30, 2014
Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.
May 30, 2014

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