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Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his allies say monuments to Confederate figures celebrate the "Cult of the Lost Cause" and hold the city back.
May 11, 2017
A big new study shows half as many student reports of bullying — including physical bullying, threats and cyberbullying — compared with a decade earlier.
May 11, 2017
Rep. Robert Fisher has been linked to an online alias that posted comments like "every woman wants to be attractive enough to be raped."
May 11, 2017
President Trump's trust is selling off his resort in the Caribbean. Ethics experts say that a buyer might offer a huge price to curry favor with the president, underscoring the conflict of interest.
May 11, 2017
A peace treaty in 2016 largely ended a half-century war waged by the guerrilla group FARC against Colombia's government. But a handful of FARC dissidents extort business owners and refuse to disarm.
May 11, 2017
Parks had more than a hundred film and TV credits as villains and antiheroes in a career lasting more than 50 years. He was a favorite of directors Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and David Lynch.
May 11, 2017
After a year in federal prison and a halfway house, Don Blankenship immediately let loose on Twitter, condemning federal mine safety regulators, members of Congress and federal prosecutors.
May 11, 2017
Bitterly divided over the Russian meddling in 2016, leaders in Washington so far are not focused on deterring more interference in the next major elections.
May 11, 2017
The interim head of the FBI is set to appear with the other intelligence leaders in a session planned before President Trump fired James Comey.
May 11, 2017
"I can't defend or explain [Tuesday's] actions or timing of the firing of FBI Director James Comey," said Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, who is a top Democratic target in the 2018 midterms.
May 10, 2017
A Natural Resources Defense Defense Council study finds the island has the highest rate of drinking water violations in the U.S. The group calls for investment in upgrades.
May 10, 2017
The subpoena indicates that the Senate inquiry into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials is proceeding despite questions about the FBI's parallel probe.
May 10, 2017
A publishers collective sued the tech giant for copyright payments — but a Berlin court kicked the case to the European Union, to weigh whether the 2013 German law cited by the suit is even valid.
May 10, 2017
The company is donating about half the space in a six-story building to a shelter with room for 65 families. Housing prices in Seattle have skyrocketed, along with the city's business fortunes.
May 10, 2017
If the $2.3 million deal is approved, the city of Milwaukee will pay the family of a black man with schizophrenia who was shot dead by a police officer three years ago.
May 10, 2017
It's a rare victory for environmentalists so far under President Trump. The Senate vote over rolling back an Obama-era regulation was close — tipping after three Republican senators voted no.
May 10, 2017
Mexico's government is contesting a new international report that says the country's drug cartel violence caused 23,000 homicides in 2016 — a level surpassed only by Syria.
May 10, 2017
The Department of Defense has increased protections for military personnel from exposure to lead dust. The toxic dust can be a health problem for people using recreational shooting ranges, too.
May 10, 2017
A recent study gives thumbs up to the World Health Organization's 6-step plan. The problem is that lots of people — including health workers — fail to scrub.
May 10, 2017
The rice traveled from Africa to the Southeast, where it was a link to home for enslaved Africans. Then it nearly vanished — and with it, a heritage tying African, Southern and West Indian foodways.
May 10, 2017

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