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Fatal police shooting of Black teenager in Columbus sparks new outcry

The death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was shot by Officer Nicholas Reardon on Tuesday during an altercation, comes as the nation is undergoing a broad reckoning over police brutality and racism.
  • Apr 21, 2021

‘Today, we are able to breathe again’: Floyd’s family members celebrate verdict, vow to fight on for racial justice

The guilty verdict came as a validation of the Black Lives Matter movement, one in which Floyd’s relatives have emerged as central players.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Latest massacres test gun-control advocates’ resolve as White House faces growing pressure to act

With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
  • Apr 17, 2021

Chauvin defense team attempts to put George Floyd’s drug addiction on the stand

Defense attorney Eric Nelson faces the complex and delicate task of cross-examining a deceased man’s drug abuse.
  • Apr 13, 2021

In George Floyd’s old neighborhood, Biden’s war on poverty faces a crucial test

Whether the largest anti-poverty effort in a generation produces lasting change or becomes a cautionary tale about the limits of governmental largesse will play out in communities such as Cuney Homes.
  • Apr 10, 2021

Biden’s push for equity faces critical test amid shifting strategies to open schools

The demise of a school grant program promised during the campaign demonstrates the complexities of President Biden’s pledges to expand the federal government’s role in promoting equity.
  • Mar 14, 2021

George Floyd’s family to receive record $27 million in settlement approved by Minneapolis City Council

The settlement would be the highest ever paid by the city of Minneapolis, eclipsing the $20 million paid in 2019 to the family of Justine Damond, who was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2017.
  • Mar 12, 2021

Trump’s election fraud falsehoods have cost taxpayers $519 million — and counting

Donald Trump’s claims that the election was stolen have forced local, state and federal agencies to spend millions enhancing security, fending off lawsuits and repairing property damage. The costs are mounting daily.
  • Feb 6, 2021

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, pleads for unity in inaugural address to a divided nation

Trump skipped the inauguration — themed “America United” — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
  • Jan 20, 2021

With Trump banned from Twitter, his supporters are parsing speeches for clues about what’s next

Many of the president’s allies have struggled to glean clear marching orders from him since his banishment from social media.
  • Jan 14, 2021