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A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history.
June 15, 2017
Fire and rescue crews worked at Grenfell Tower throughout a second night, searching for victims. A full investigation into the tragedy is under way.
June 15, 2017
President Trump has been touting major policy proposals lately. The problem: he often doesn't say exactly how the policies will work.
June 15, 2017
There's been a lot of national attention on transgender students this school year. Here's a look at the lives and careers of two transgender teachers.
June 15, 2017
Secretary of State Tillerson wants flexibility as he tries to improve ties with Russia. The Senate wants to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course without congressional buy in.
June 15, 2017
Two judicial nominees' blogging dominated their confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The posts featured conspiracy theories and an ad hominem attack on a Supreme Court justice.
June 15, 2017
Members of the denomination criticized an earlier decision not to vote on the resolution while condemnations of gambling and Planned Parenthood were considered and approved.
June 14, 2017
As part of the DOJ Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller's team is looking into whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
June 14, 2017
Massachusetts once offered a bounty for grey seals. After conservation efforts, the New England population bounced back, and Google Earth images show more seals than scientists had previously counted.
June 14, 2017
Before a gunman opened fire at a park in Virginia Wednesday, residents were focused on morning workouts and getting coffee; members of Congress were playing baseball. Then they all dove for cover.
June 14, 2017
The shooter opened fire at a UPS facility just as the workday was getting underway, prompting chaos at the company's building. A company spokesman says the gunman was a current UPS employee.
June 14, 2017
The shooter opened fire just as the workday was getting underway, prompting chaos at the company's building. Authorities say the gunman was wearing a UPS uniform.
June 14, 2017
As leader of Ireland's governing party, the 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant is also the country's youngest-ever taoiseach, or prime minister.
June 14, 2017
The Vermont senator, who led a left-wing effort that nearly snagged him the Democratic presidential nomination, said the alleged shooter at a congressional baseball practice was a campaign volunteer.
June 14, 2017
Job-coaching and other support services that enable many adults to live in the community instead of institutions will likely be curtailed if the GOP plan to shrink Medicaid becomes law.
June 14, 2017
The quarter-point increase in the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate was widely expected. Rates are still near historic lows, but the increase will mean higher borrowing costs for consumers.
June 14, 2017
It's one of the largest human rights class-action settlements in Australian history. The Manus Island camp, an all-male facility, has for years been blasted by rights groups for its conditions.
June 14, 2017
Beef and poultry get labels designating humane treatment; seafood doesn't. Two fishermen want to change that. Their state-of-the-art ship makes fishing safer for crew and minimizes pain for fish.
June 14, 2017
Scalise, a former systems engineer, served for 12 years in the Louisiana Legislature before being elected to the House. He was playing second base when he was shot in the hip on Wednesday.
June 14, 2017
Given the rancor and acrimony that has defined Washington in recent years, the Congressional Baseball Game has been a welcome respite. On Wednesday, that peace and civility was shattered.
June 14, 2017

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