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July 31, 2015 7 Comments

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

July 31, 2015 6 Comments

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

July 31, 2015 2 Comments

Exploring Unknowns: Mysteries Throughout History That Still Baffle

As hope remains for clues as to what happened to MH370, we take a look at other mysterious disappearances throughout history.

July 30, 2015 27 Comments

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.

July 28, 2015 3 Comments

Mexican Authorities Report On Mass Grave Discoveries

The search for the 43 Mexican students who vanished 10 months ago has turned up 129 other bodies in 60 graves across Guerrero.

July 23, 2015 2 Comments

For One DEA Official, The Search For El Chapo Is Personal

The deputy administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration says he’s hardly slept since the drug lord escaped.

July 22, 2015 Comment

Aurora Shooting Trial Enters Penalty Phase

Jurors will hear testimony before deciding whether James Holmes will be sentenced to death or life in prison.

July 22, 2015 2 Comments

Millions Spent To Settle Claims Of Police Abuse In Philadelphia

In the past five years, records show the city has paid out more than $50 million to settle lawsuits of alleged police misconduct.

July 22, 2015 54 Comments

Police Dashcam Video Of Sandra Bland Raises Legal Questions

The video of the traffic stop and arrest left viewers to wonder about citizens’ and officers’ rights in tense moments like these.

July 22, 2015 2 Comments

Turkish Bomber Who Killed 32 Identified As Ethnic Kurd

The 20-year-old suspect was a university student who had allegedly been recruited by the Islamic State six months ago.

July 21, 2015 3 Comments

Sandra Bland’s Death Now Treated As A Murder Investigation

Many questions have been raised about what happened when a routine traffic stop escalated and resulted in a death.

July 20, 2015 4 Comments

6 Governors Order National Guard To Be Armed

The move comes days after a gunman opened fire at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing five people.

July 17, 2015 5 Comments

FBI Joins Investigation Of Sandra Bland’s Death In Texas Jail

Police have said the 28-year-old woman’s death was a suicide, but her family and friends say they don’t believe that explanation.

July 17, 2015 2 Comments

Investigation Into Chattanooga Attack Focuses On Gunman

Defense policy analyst Seth Jones discusses the shootings, and whether authorities called the attack terrorism too quickly.

July 17, 2015 3 Comments

Building Trust In Refugee Communities

A new program in Seattle brings together officers and people who often avoid them, starting with refugee women.

July 17, 2015 Comment

Jury Must Now Decide On A Penalty In Colorado Theater Attack

James Holmes was found guilty of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 others in a Colorado movie theater in 2012.

July 17, 2015 8 Comments

Community Mourns, Officials Look For Answers In Tennessee Attack

Federal authorities are looking into the possibility that the shootings, which killed four Marines, were an act of terrorism.

July 16, 2015 8 Comments

Official: 4 Marines Killed, Along With Gunman

A U.S. official says a lone gunman is dead, after unleashing a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

July 16, 2015 7 Comments

Former Federal Prisoner Adjusts To Life On The Outside

Barbra Scrivner spent 20 years in prison for conspiracy to sell crystal meth, before President Obama commuted her sentence last year.

July 15, 2015 2 Comments

Massachusetts Terror Suspect Held Without Bail

Twenty-three year old Alexander Ciccolo is being held on charges that he was plotting a terrorist attack on college campuses.

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July 31 23 Comments

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

The lion's death wasn't the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.

July 31 Comment

New Film Based On Travels With David Foster Wallace Opens

The film, called "The End Of The Tour," is based on David Lipsky's five-day road trip with the late author in 1996.

July 31 Comment

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus

The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.

July 30 27 Comments

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.