The New York Times
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The family of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers on Monday evening, plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Police Department.
A government investigator said that the Internal Revenue Service failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential information.
State Senator Chris McDaniel asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against the incumbent, United States Senator Thad Cochran, or order a new election.
Activists in the Middle East responded to the situation in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson by offering online tips to protesters.
A history of strain between Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri and the black community dates back to the 1990s, when he was attorney general and fought to end a school desegregation program.
The photographs of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s.
Far fewer refugees were discovered on a mountain in Iraq, a U.S. team reported, and they were no longer either starving or stranded.
Longtime carriers of the law-and-order banner, Republicans have been taken aback by the militaristic show of force.
Members of the activist collective known as Anonymous falsely named the police officer who shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man on Saturday. The botched identification triggered rancor in the network.
A firefly ritual of summer becomes part of a multiyear quest by researchers to measure whether urbanization threatens the insects.
Starbucks announced the move to amend its scheduling practices after a New York Times article detailed the problems faced by an employee given erratic work schedules.
Hundreds of high-ranking military officers and other dignitaries attended the service for Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama attended a party days after she criticized his foreign policy.
The mere mention of Mr. Obama polarizes the public along racial lines on issues ranging from health care to how people feel about his dog.
As the unrest festers in Ferguson, Mo., various groups are planning vigils in 90 cities across the United States to honor victims of alleged police brutality.
Covering the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has proved challenging as police restrict access and, in some cases, arrest journalists.
Students who read and discussed a scene from Harry Potter in which the cruel Draco Malfoy calls Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood,” and her friends react with outrage reported more positive feelings about immigrants.
President Obama on Thursday claimed victory in the effort to rescue Yazidi refugees from a mountaintop in Iraq, crediting American drops of food and airstrikes.
A state that grew rapidly for much its history is now finding that many of its residents are picking up and moving on.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had ordered a policy review after complaints about new regulations that banned cornrows, twists and dreadlocks.