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    26 November 2014, 10:34 pm by: Josh Marshall

    Most infographics don't add that much. But this one is very helpful in understanding some broad outlines about the Wilson grand jury. NPR has gone through the transcripts and created a straightforward chart showing what each witness said on several key…
  • Obamacare Returns To SCOTUS: Will John Roberts Crush It This Time?

    26 November 2014, 4:29 pm by: Sahil Kapur

    Chief Justice John Roberts may be feeling a flash of déjà vu.…
  • Obama Teases Critics Of His Immigration Action While Pardoning Turkeys

    26 November 2014, 4:15 pm by: Ahiza Garcia

    President Obama on Wednesday partook in the annual White House tradition of pardoning two turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. Read More →
  • After Ferguson, Cory Booker Tweets Rodney King Column He Penned At 22

    26 November 2014, 3:57 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) resurfaced a column he wrote at age 22 during a discussion on Twitter about the protests in Ferguson, Mo. In the column, Booker explains how he felt after the Rodney King decision and how he lost control of his emotions. Read More →
  • Residents In Pennsylvania Town Asking Why City Smells Like Cat Urine

    26 November 2014, 3:20 pm by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Residents are hoping tests on air samples can explain why their western Pennsylvania city smells like cat urine. Read More →
  • Police Release Video Of Cop Fatally Shooting 12-Year-Old Cleveland Boy

    26 November 2014, 2:51 pm by: Brendan James

    Cleveland police have released footage of an officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a park, in a press conference on Wednesday. Read More →
  • 1 Of 3 Victims From FSU Shooting Is Paralyzed

    26 November 2014, 2:16 pm by: GARY FINEOUT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the…
  • Yes, Republicans Can Defund Obama's Immigration Action — And They Might Try

    26 November 2014, 2:01 pm by: Sahil Kapur

    The Congressional Research Service laid to rest any doubt on Wednesday that Congress has the power to defund President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, countering claims that it cannot be done because the agency that processes immigration…
  • Chaffetz Agrees With Graham That Latest Benghazi Report 'Full Of Crap'

    26 November 2014, 1:46 pm by: Caitlin MacNeal

    Incoming House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was not entirely impressed by the latest House report on the Benghazi attack, which did not find any wrongdoing on the part of the Obama administration in the aftermath of the attack.…
  • Allegheny DA Pressed To Decide Whether To Retry Cop Who Paralyzed A Man

    26 November 2014, 1:44 pm by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for a young black man paralyzed after being shot by a white city police officer during a traffic stop contend his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some criminal counts.…
  • Conservative Media Outraged That NYT Published Darren Wilson's Street Name

    26 November 2014, 1:43 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    Conservative media outlets were outraged that the New York Times published the name of the street where Ferguson, Mo. police Officer Darren Wilson and his new wife live outside of St. Louis. Read More →
  • Pete King Wants Obama To Say 'One Good Word About Officer Wilson'

    26 November 2014, 1:31 pm by: Brendan James

    The day after a grand jury decided not to indcit Ferguson, Mo. police officer, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Rep. Pete King (R-NY) has one suggested for President Obama: invite Wilson to the White House, pronto. Read More →
  • Making Sense of Darren Wilson's Story

    26 November 2014, 12:57 pm by: Josh Marshall

    We should always be careful not to force concrete individual events - individual tragedies - into the greater, broader social injustices into which they seem to and may indeed fit. It's with this skepticism that I've approached the death of Michael Brown from…
  • See The New Yorker Cover That Makes A Powerful Statement About Ferguson

    26 November 2014, 12:43 pm by: Dylan Scott

    The New Yorker's upcoming issue is adorned with a cover with a simple -- but powerful -- commentary on the events in Ferguson, Mo., playing off the famous arch in nearby St. Louis. Read More →
  • What Abortion Rights Can Learn From The LGBT Rights Movement

    26 November 2014, 12:18 pm by: Sarah Erdreich

    One of the most persistent issues surrounding abortion—and reproductive rights in general—is that of stigma. Stigma is everywhere you look in the abortion debate; it influences every talking point of the anti-choice movement but also crops up in…
  • Anonymous Says It Hacked, Tweeted Missouri KKK Leader's Personal Info

    26 November 2014, 11:39 am by: Brendan James

    Hacker collective Anonymous ratcheted up its month-long feud against the Missouri KKK on Tuesday, publishing what it claimed was personal information of the group's leader Frank Ancona and others. Read More →
  • Police: 2 Teens Accidentally Shot By Hunter Unloading Rifle Near School

    26 November 2014, 11:35 am by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were shot in eastern Pennsylvania by a man who says his rifle accidentally discharged while he was unloading it. Read More →
  • Departing Rep. Steve Stockman To Leave Congress In A Blaze Of Trolling Glory

    26 November 2014, 11:31 am by: Catherine Thompson

    The current congressional session draws to a close in just over two weeks, but that hasn't stopped outgoing Texas Rep. Steve Stockman (R) from taking a chance on a couple of last-minute bills. Read More →
  • Obama Administration Sets Stricter Standard For Smog-Forming Pollution

    26 November 2014, 11:14 am by: DINA CAPPIELLO AND JOSH LEDERMAN

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a…
  • Oklahoma School Nixes Bible Course Written By Hobby Lobby President

    26 November 2014, 11:05 am by: Caitlin MacNeal

    An Oklahoma school district cancelled plans to offer a religious course created by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green following outcry from activists, according to Raw Story.…

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