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Recent police-involved shooting incidents in the U.S. are "symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system," President Barack Obama said early Friday. "When incidents like this occur, there is a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that...
FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the agency's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server Thursday after a top Republican argued that average Americans who behaved similarly would be led off in handcuffs. Comey was the sole witness at a politically...
(CNN) -- Authorities say that a man is dead after being shot by police Wednesday evening after being pulled over in a traffic stop. The incident took place in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. The victim's name is Philando Castile, his mother Valerie told CNN...
Attorney General Loretta Lynch made it official Wednesday: Hillary Clinton will not be charged for using a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state, removing a long-looming shadow over her 2016 bid. "Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey...
Gretchen Carlson, a longtime host on Fox News, is accusing the network's CEO and chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment and retaliation. A spokeswoman for Ailes did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges that Ailes repeatedly "...
The graphic video shows a deadly encounter outside a convenience store. Two police officers pin down Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, then shoot him as he lies on the ground. The video, shared widely on social media, quickly sparked local protests and drew national...
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will leave behind more troops in Afghanistan than originally planned. Speaking from the White House, Obama said he would draw down troops to 8,400 by the end of his administration, from the initial target of 5,500. The current level...
Donald Trump with Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday (YouTube) Donald Trump on Tuesday once again expressed his preference for keeping dictators in power in the Middle East. While acknowledging that Saddam Hussein "was a bad guy," Trump...
[Breaking news alert, posted at 4:35 a.m. ET Wednesday] South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. [Previous story, posted at 3:05 a.m. ET Wednesday] There's only one person who will...