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Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

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  • Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated
    Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.

  • Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?
    Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not he U.

  • Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?
    Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.

  • 'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?
    'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and coud have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere.

  • Wisconsin Assembly sends right-to-work bill to Gov. Walker
    Wisconsin Assembly sends right-to-work bill to Gov. Walker

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation, pushing a fast-tracked bill through the Assembly after an overnight debate and sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker for his promised signature.

  • Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons
    Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before.

  • Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security
    Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release — and for possible security lapses — after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday.

  • Democrats decry GOP subpoena of Clinton's personal emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House committee investigating the Benghazi attack are asking the panel's Republican chairman to withdraw a subpoena for Hillary Clinton's emails.

  • LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah test
    LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah test

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee in the Utah Legislature offered its unanimous and at times emotional support for a proposal to protect gay and transgender individuals as the landmark measure passed its first test.

  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court
    Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants.

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