A new study estimates that higher mortality rates have significantly reduced the African American voting population.
In a three-year stretch, Baltimore central booking turned away 2,600 people arrested by police, but found by corrections officers to have serious injuries or illnesses.
Guy Carawan, who died at 87 on May 2, is credited with turning the song from an obscure protest song into a civil-rights anthem.
Two foreign ambassadors were killed, and the Pakistani Taliban promptly claimed responsibility—but there are good reasons to be skeptical of the claim.
Not only have spending laws gotten weaker, the ones that remain on the books are rarely applied and fines for violations are at a record low.
Debate over NSA collection of phone metadata has often focused on whether the law is constitutional—but a federal appeals court says it's not even legal.
Half of Americans say there's a pattern of police killing black men, but the deep divisions show why criminal-justice reform will be difficult.
District Attorney Dan Donovan sailed to victory in a special race for Congress on Staten Island, and the police-violence case was hardly an issue.
A law professor says Marilyn Mosby may have overcharged officers in Freddie Gray's death, but that's common with ordinary defendants.
New York and New Jersey share a spate of recent corruption allegations and unusual cooperation between Democrats and Republicans. Is that a coincidence?
It's essentially impossible to win a presidential nomination without holding an office or serving in the military. What drives longshot candidates?
Six Baltimore police officers are charged in connection with his death, including one for second-degree murder.
A new generation of civil-rights leaders is leading the movement that first coalesced after the shooting of Michael Brown, and taking to the streets to press its cause.
Could Monday's violence have been avoided if police officials made better decisions?
Will Congress approve a trade deal and get behind Japan's plans to beef up its military? It depends in part on a generational shift.
If police brutality sparked protests, why would anyone expect the police to be able to stop them? And if not the police, who can?
Freddie Gray isn't the first person to be gravely injured while riding in a police van.
Joe Arpaio, America's most flamboyant lawman, hired a private detective to investigate the wife of a federal judge considering whether he was in contempt of court.
The lawsuit might offer a chance for former Officer Darren Wilson to be cross-examined about the August 9, 2014, shooting.
A new book and foundation records raise conflict-of-interest concerns about the Democratic presidential hopeful.