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May 01 2014
NewsWagatwe Wanjuki filed a complaint at Tufts University in 2008 after two years of rape and abuse by an ex-partner who was also a Tufts student, but the university did not take action, and later expelled her. This week, the U.S. Department of Education found Tufts to be in violation of the federal Title IX law, saying the school has mishandled complaints of sexual assault and harassment. Now an Democracy Now!
Jan 05 2015
A growing number of police officers nationwide feel "betrayed" by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder because of their calls for reforms to policing practices in the wake of the shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, according to The Washington Post.
Meanwhile, the rift between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department appearedNewsmax (News)
Dec 22 2014
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing a firestorm of criticism in the wake of the execution-style murder of two city police officers, as police union officials and ex-city leaders accuse him of stoking an atmosphere that made officers a target of "hate."
From his opposition to stop-and-frisk policies during his mayoral campaign to more recent comments about how he wanted his biracialFox News (Online News)
Dec 04 2014
Politicians weighed in heavily after a grand jury decision was announced Wednesday not to indict a New York police officer over the death of Eric Garner in July. Barack Obama: [The incident] speaks to the larger issues that we’ve been talking about now for the last week, the last month, the last year, and sadly for decades. And that is the concern on the part of too many minority communitiesBreitbart News
Dec 02 2014
A new analysis takes aim at one of political science's evergreen topics: What do donors get in exchange for their campaign contributions?
The answer, according to three researchers at Arizona State University's W.P. Casey School of Business, is that "investments in on-going access to policymakers are associated with future tax benefits."
In other words, when corporations deployedNPR (Online News)
Nov 15 2014
From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
The St. Louis County grand jury, which has been meeting since Aug. 20, is expected to decide this month whether Officer Darren Wilson is charged with a crime for killing MichaelHuffPost
Oct 11 2012
Paul Ryan has a constant companion on the campaign trail -- a weighty burden he clearly can't live without. It's an oversized, well-worn brown briefcase that holds about 40 pounds of paperwork that he's been studying nonstop to prepare for his debate with Vice President Joe Biden. Ryan sat down for an exclusive interview with CNN to give some insight into how he is getting ready for his 90-CNN (Online News)
Aug 25 2014
Shortly after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times by police officer Darren Wilson, his corpse left on the pavement for four hours in a pool of his own blood, his mother gave a harrowing interview to a local St. Louis TV station KMOV.
"Do you know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate? You know how many black men graduate? Not many," she saidVox
Aug 18 2014
The June court ruling against teacher employment laws in California was the opening salvo in a battle that has already moved to New York and will likely spread from there. It also could mark the beginning of a third great era of U.S. education reform — one that focuses not on inputs or outcomes but on the workings of schools themselves.
Moments before closing arguments began in theWashington Post
Aug 17 2014
Missouri's governor issued a local state of emergency and imposed a nighttime curfew Saturday after violent protesters looted local businesses earlier in the day.
In a tense meeting at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in St. Louis, Gov. Jay Nixon said the overwhelming number of protesters have been peaceful. But the governor said he would not allow a small number of violent rioters toWall Street Journal (News)