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California is spending $187 million to persuade its residents to complete the 2020 census. Texas isn't spending a cent. There's a reason for the difference.

Matt Bevin pardoned or commuted more than 400 people as he left office this week in Kentucky, prompting state lawmakers to call for an investigation

Federal prosecutors are investigating human experimentation on hydration and sexual arousal at a state-run facility in Iowa

“My work is very much an inquiry into the history of the representation of the black figure, not only specifically in photography, but also in the history of art,” Mr. Edmonds says about his recent work.

A judge in Wisconsin, a key state in the 2020 election, orders some 200,000 names removed from voting rolls. What could that mean for the presidential race?

"Why wouldn’t you want Jewish students to feel safe?": Undergraduates debate Trump’s executive order targeting anti-Semitism on college campuses.

Artist John Edmonds discusses five of his recent works that incorporate African art objects and explore representations of the black body.

The “O.K.” symbol can be seen everywhere, from emojis to yoga. But what was once a simple gesture has increasingly become a politically charged signal of white nationalist trolling subculture.

Twenty-six states are spending a total of $340 million or more on nagging their residents to fill out forms in next year's census. Twenty-four states aren't spending a cent. Why there's such a gap may (or may not) surprise you.

Before the Boston Marathon bombing trial, a restaurant manager who was chosen as forewoman of the jury had tweeted or retweeted 22 posts about the bombing, including one that described Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as “a piece of garbage,” his lawyers say


3 black churches have burned in less than 2 weeks in one Louisiana parish. "There is clearly something happening in this community," said the state fire marshal.

When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee. On Monday, she was fatally shot when someone outside fired a gun at her home and a stray bullet went into her bedroom.

James Fields Jr., the white supremacist who murdered Heather Heyer in 2017 when he steered a car into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison

In the 5 years since Noah Pozner was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, death threats and online harassment have forced his parents to relocate 7 times. “I would love to go see my son’s grave and I don’t get to do that," his mom said.

Protesters march up Seventh Avenue in New York City, following the grand jury decision in Ferguson.

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“It’s inhuman to take a baby from its parents,” says the mother of a detained 1-year-old who has not seen his parents in days. Separating parents from children could become a regular policy under an administration proposal meant to deter border crossings.

President Trump’s inauguration fund collected $500,000 from two private prison companies that house detained migrant families

Cyntoia Brown, 30, is serving a life sentence in Nashville for murdering a man who had hired her for sex when she was a teenager. Her supporters say she deserves clemency as a child trafficking victim.

The discovery offers a window into little-remembered period in which blacks in certain Southern states were essentially treated like slaves post-emancipation.