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Chicago Officials Urge Calm Over Police-Shooting Video

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 20:42
City officials released a graphic video that captured a Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager last year, hours after the officer was charged with murder in the killing.

Congested Holiday Travel Expected at U.S. Airports Amid Tight Security

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:57
Domestic fliers are being told to arrive at airports at least two hours before departure during a Thanksgiving travel period that’s expected to attract more than 25 million passengers, who will face the twin challenges of packed concourses and increased security.

Some Malls Pressure Retailers to Open on Thanksgiving

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:54
While most department stores set their own hours, the small shops that line mall hallways tend to follow the lead of their landlords, which take their cues from chains like J.C. Penney and Macy’s.

Startups Vie to Deliver Turkeys, Wine in 1 Hour

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:53
This Thanksgiving, a host of startups, plus e-commerce titan, are offering to deliver a last-minute bottle of wine, a bag of stuffing mix or a DVD, in an hour or less.

At Tavern on the Green, a Holiday Feat

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:51
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a festive, conversation-filled day. But for Tavern on the Green chef John Stevenson, it means overseeing 130 turkeys for up to 1,600 dinner guests.

U.S. Military Report Concludes Human Error Led to Afghan Hospital Bombing

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:39
A series of mistakes and human error contributed to U.S. warplanes inadvertently bombing the Kunduz hospital last month, resulting in the deaths of at least 30 people, including doctors and patients.

Three in Custody After Five Shot at Minneapolis Protest

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 18:03
Minneapolis police had three men in custody Tuesday in connection with the shooting of five people who were protesting the killing of a black man by police this month.

Many Steps in a Syrian Refugee's Journey to the U.S.

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:57
The journey of Mohamad Almohsen and his family, who fled Syria in 2012 and arrived in the U.S. in September, illustrates the multistep process that Syrian refugees must undergo to be allowed to enter the U.S.

Juror in Silver Trial Asks to Be Excused

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:51
During the first day of jury deliberations in the federal corruption trial of New York state Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, a juror appeared uneasy with the proceedings and asked to be excused.

GOP Rivals Split on How to Fight Terror

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:48
The Paris terror attacks have crystallized a divide in the Republican presidential field about the scope of American intelligence gathering and whether to establish a no-fly zone over Syria.

Federal Judge Chides Obama Over Guantanamo Policies

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:44
A federal judge chided President Barack Obama for pledging to close the Guantanamo detention facility while allowing the process for clearing detainees to drag on for years with no resolution in sight.

Obama Meets Hollande to Discuss Terror Fight

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:02
The two presidents met for the first time since the attacks in Paris and at a critical moment in the military campaign against Islamic State.

State Department Issues World-Wide Travel Alert

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 20:55
The State Department on Monday issued a world-wide travel alert following a month of deadly terrorist attacks on three continents that have killed hundreds of people, including Americans.

Persuasive Judges Win Reduced Sentences for Some Convicts

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 19:25
Federal prosecutors agree to do-overs in a handful of cases, another sign of shifting attitudes about punishment in the U.S.

Silver Trial Ends: Politics as Usual Or Criminal Acts?

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 19:04
Closing arguments in Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial asked jurors to decide: Were his actions a plot to exploit his public office for private gain or were they the legal, if unsavory, byproduct of New York’s citizen legislature?

City Makes New Push to Hire Male Teachers of Color

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 17:51
New York City is rolling out a $16.5 million initiative to recruit and retain nonwhite male teachers so that its teaching staff better reflects its student population.

GOP Candidate Marco Rubio's Tax Plan Has One Big Catch

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 16:13
In one of the more striking tax proposals by presidential contenders, the GOP senator wants to eliminate the capital gains levy for investors. But most everyone would still owe taxes on existing appreciated assets, when they are eventually sold.

Pfizer Inversion Pressures Tax-Rule Revamp

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:57
Pfizer’s decision to escape the U.S. tax system by putting its legal headquarters in Ireland puts even more pressure on lawmakers to revamp tax rules and prevent the corporate tax base from eroding.

Many GOP Voters Favor Trump Despite Limited Foreign Policy Credentials

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:04
National Security ranks as the top issue for many Republican voters after this month’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Mali, Beirut and Egypt. But, to the dismay of the GOP establishment and more experienced candidates, the new foreign policy focus isn’t shuffling the standings in the party’s presidential primary.

Former Benghazi Committee Staff Member Sues Rep. Trey Gowdy for Defamation

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:58
A former staff member on the House Benghazi committee is suing the committee’s chairman for defamation, alleging he made false and reckless statements to the news media denigrating him.


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