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A South Carolina officer has been charged with murder after a video surfaced that appears to show him shooting an unarmed man who was running away. Michael Slager, an officer with the North Charleston Police Department, was arrested Tuesday, according to a statement from the...
There's nothing fun about being on welfare , and a new Kansas bill aims to keep it that way. If House Bill 2258 is signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback , R, this week, Kansas families receiving government assistance will no longer be able to use those funds to visit swimming...
Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit , has seen women struggle with salary negotiations. So she's eliminating money talk from the company's hiring process. In her first interview since losing the landmark Silicon Valley trial, Pao told The Wall Street Journal that she has...
After more than 11 hours of public testimony from witnesses overwhelmingly opposed to repealing a law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, a senate subcommittee on border security voted along party lines early Tuesday morning to send the measure to the...
Starbucks soon may find itself almost as famous for college diplomas as it is for java. The coffee giant late Monday announced it was doubling its free college tuition plan for employees to cover a full four years of college instead of two. It also will offer employees faster...
A 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities while in Afghanistan reveal that there is clear evidence Bergdahl, was “going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night. Shaffer, a Fox News...
Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American trend survey. Seven of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and...
America's schools are no longer just a place for students to learn their ABCs. They are also increasingly where children eat their three squares. The classroom has become a dining room as more children attending public schools live in poverty. More than half of students in...