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Friday, September 05, 2014
Law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo., isn't alone in coming under federal scrutiny. The Justice Department has put pressure on a number of departments to change their practices.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.
Monday, August 25, 2014
More than 2,000 attended the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Both family and clergy referred to Brown's death as a sacrifice for the greater good.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
It's been two weeks since Michael Brown was shot, and things on Ferguson's West Florissant Avenue have calmed down a lot. The street has a festive feel, like a county fair or a town square in the old days. Locals sit on lawn chairs, kids are out on their bikes, ...
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.
Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. City leaders and residents ...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Now that marijuana is legal, Washington state is hashing out when and where it is okay to light up. Some parents are complaining that public places like parks are filled now with pot smoke.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Last week, a man died after a police takedown that appeared to involve a prohibited chokehold. But police trainers say such restraints, when properly administered, are safer than many alternatives.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Prison populations are falling in most of the U.S., as politicians in both parties agree too many people are being locked up. But there are pockets of resistance to reform, including one in Louisiana.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Civil libertarians hailed the ruling, while police bemoaned the extra bureaucracy. We examine what kind of practical effect this ruling will have on how law enforcement handles suspects' phones.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Justice Department announced Tuesday it has resolved a two-year-old standoff with the county attorney in Missoula, Mont., in what was originally a dispute over accusations that local prosecutors weren't doing enough to prosecute rape cases.
Over time, however, the issue turned into something else: a test of the ...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Devices that scan your brain and read your emotions are no longer sci-fi. Researchers say the technology could threaten privacy by revealing things like your sexual orientation or political leanings.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Officers are wearing video cameras to record interactions with the public. The city's troubled police department is trying to prove a commitment to transparency, as it tries to end federal monitoring.