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Who You Calling Parochial?
A record number of Americans now hold valid passports
Man Died of Asthma as LAPD Ignored His Pleas: Report
As America asks questions about police brutality, a report shows LA police left an asthmatic suspect on the floor, ignoring please for help before he died
Miriam Moskowitz, 98, Fights to Clear Her Name of McCarthy-Era Charges
Sentenced to prison during the Red Scare, the New Jersey woman says she now has evidence to prove her innocence.
Watch John Oliver Totally Eviscerate—Oh, OK, Forget It
John Oliver sees what you're doing there, Internet.
Live Review: The Arcade Fire’s Barclays Center Blow-Out
The Arcade Fire finally blossoms into the stadium-rock band they’ve always known themselves to be.
Ferguson Buries Slain Teenager Michael Brown
The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a fiery eulogy for the slain 18-year old in which he criticized police
Gaza War Rages On; Israel Moves to Protect Economy
More than 100 rockets were launched at southern Israel on Monday, and one Israeli was wounded by a mortar bomb, the army said
Did Bill de Blasio Keep His Promise on Stop-and-Frisk?
Yes and no, according to community leaders and new data.
Michael Brown Remembered as a Spiritual Teen at Funeral
Brown's body lay at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in a black and gold casket, topped with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap he was wearing when he was killed on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri
Grasping Ferguson Through Franzen: St. Louis and Its ‘Tragic Glory’
Jonathan Franzen’s first novel is set in the St. Louis suburbs that have been the focus of international attention and curiosity
All Clear After Shooter Wounds Herself at Fort Lee Army Base
A female soldier shot and wounded herself at Fort Lee, Virginia, on Monday, sparking a lockdown of the U.S. Army installation
Michael Brown's Father Calls for Calm Ahead of Funeral
A crowd included Reverend AL Sharpton and the parents of Trayvon Martin
Suge Knight Among Several Shot at Pre-VMA Party
The party, hosted by Chris Brown, ended in three being taken to the hospital
The SF Earthquake Aftermath: Injuries, Fire, Homes Destroyed
Four homes destroyed, tens of thousands without power after quake rocks through the Bay Area
Quake Hits San Francisco Bay Area, No Immediate Reports of Major Damage
The quake woke residents and caused some power outages and minor damage, according to initial reports
St. Louis County Police Officer Suspended After Racist Video Surfaces
The 35-year-old department veteran made disturbing remarks about killing, Muslims and President Barack Obama in a 2012 video
Obama Orders Review of Military Hardware Distributed to State and Local Police
The president has ordered a review of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement to purchase military equipment.
Anonymous House of Representatives User Banned for Transphobic Wikipedia Edits
An IP address linked to a House of Representatives user has been making transphobic edits to many articles
Thousands March in New York City to Protest Police Chokehold Death
Eric Garner died after New York City police put him in a banned chokehold last mont
Texas Governor Rick Perry Tries to Turn Indictment into Election Gold
"I'm going to fight this with every fiber in my body," Perry told business leaders
U.S. Ambassadors Get an Out from Ice Bucket Challenge
A new memo raised concerns that U.S. officials participating in the challenge could be viewed as playing favorites with charity money
Another March, Another Memorial in Ferguson
Following two straight nights of relative calm in the St. Louis suburb, a drawdown of National Guard troops was expected to begin on Friday
Some Great Advice: 'Don't Take Legal Advice from Joe Biden'
Washington man who claimed the Vice President ‘told him’ to fire a shotgun in the air charged with obstruction
James Foley’s Place and Time of Death Pinpointed
The killer is believed to be a Londoner, one of three British Islamic State captors known as The Beatles.
National Guard to Withdraw From Ferguson as Protests Quiet
The withdrawal follows the most peaceful night of protests in Ferguson since the shooting of Michael Brown nearly two weeks ago
One Dead in Long Island Marina Boat Explosion
The explosion hurled one man who was tending to the 33-foot boat into the water and he suffered fatal injuries, police said
The Man Who Loved Ferguson
Walter Rice embodies the triumphs and tragedies of this embattled Missouri town
Video Emerges of Second Police Shooting in St. Louis
Police shot Kajieme Powell 12 times, less than 4 miles from where police shot Michael Brown on August 9.
The Mission to Save Foley Ended Like Most: In Failure
A decline in basic military intelligence gathering has made a hard job even harder