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Another lawsuit has been filed against the APD over excessive force against an African American man, days after a forum on the same topic. The attorney for Jawhari Smith says APD Officer Greg White used excessive force against, shooting him twice after Smith had already dropped...
Wake Forest University kicked off the fall 2014 semester by instituting a campus-wide online system that has the potential to restrict free speech by allowing students and staff to anonymously file reports on any occurrences they deem biased or hateful. Known as the Bias...
When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is transferred to the care and custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Federal law requires that ORR feed, shelter, and provide medical care for...
The Justice Department will investigate the Ferguson, Mo., police force for possible misconduct or discrimination, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, diving deeper into the debate about how officers interact with minorities in the wake of last month's shooting of an...
The mother of a 15-year-old Florida high school student says her daughter was forced to wear a “shame suit” after unintentionally violating the school dress code policy. According to WLTV, student Miranda Larkin was wearing a black skirt which fell a few inches above her knee...
A nationwide protest against low wages in the US fast-food industry culminated in hundreds of arrests on Thursday, as activists stepped up their campaign for higher pay and better benefits for workers at companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC. Protesters in more than...
More than 76,000 Texas students in the fifth and eighth grades — about 1 in 10 pupils — were unable to pass the STAAR math or reading tests on the third try this summer. Most were promoted to the next grade only through a loophole in state law. New results compiled by the Texas...
The first year of enrollment under the federal health care law was marred by the troubled start of HealthCare.gov, rampant confusion among consumers and a steep learning curve for insurers and government officials alike. But insurance executives and managers of the online...
Capital Metro is cashing in — but the buses aren’t seeing quite as many riders. The formerly strapped transit agency is sitting on a $102 million savings account and plans to boost spending next year by more than $38 million, an increase of about 13.5 percent. Read more: http://...