Jayden Johnson holds Mia Nuzum while playing at Zac Nuzum’s home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (KC McGinnis/For The Washington Post)
Jayden Johnson holds Mia Nuzum while playing at Zac Nuzum’s home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (KC McGinnis/For The Washington Post)

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Even if charges are dismissed or records expunged, digital records can live on in perpetuity and negatively influence background checks.
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In courtrooms across the country, prosecutors use their largely unchecked power to destroy black lives every day.
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The handcuffed man was not being aggressive toward deputies in any way when Sgt. Janak Amin threatened him with a gun, the sheriff said.
The NBA scribe responded to a letter the Republican senator from Missouri had sent to Commissioner Adam Silver taking issue with the league's stance on social justice issues.
After accusing BLM of harboring “anti-Semitic views” and promoting “violence and destruction across the country,” Loeffler continued her scathing depiction of the movement on Fox News.
Georgia senator wanted to be part of the league until that meant standing with players on issues of inclusion and equality.
Police fired 34 rounds at 22-year-old Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal in May as he ran away from officers. Prosecutors say he had a gun that he repeatedly dropped and picked up as he ran.
“That guy needs to be fired now," said Matt Taylor, the father of Summer Taylor, the protester who was killed.
They faulted the social network for making policy decisions that undermine civil rights progress.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba (D) said it's time to "divorce" the city from the seventh president's legacy of brutality toward Native Americans and enslaved people.
Michael Lofthouse, the CEO of cloud computing firm solid8, was caught on camera berating an Asian family with racial slurs at a California restaurant.
Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler (R), in a tight campaign to keep her seat in November, wrote WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressing her disappointment. Players responded by asking her to be removed from ownership.
Civil rights leaders organizing a major advertising boycott of Facebook said they remained unconvinced that the social network is taking enough action against hate speech and disinformation after meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives on Tuesday.
The Monroe County human rights commissioner said a group of white men pinned him to a tree and beat him after accusing him and his friends of trespassing on private property.
“It does not shock us that despite all the scrutiny from community Phoenix PD continues to respond violently to calls. But, we must all continue to ask for transparency and accountability,” Phoenix City Councilman Carlos Garcia wrote in a Facebook post Sunday.
The tweet was the latest in a string of racially tinged overtures Trump has made to his political base.
“I thought under the cover of darkness our local racists would go out there and do whatever they wanted to do,” the mural organizer said. “But this was literally while there were people there enjoying the mural."
"This random wild, wild, west shoot them up because you can, it’s got to stop. It has to stop," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) said Sunday, one day after the deadly shooting of Secoriea Turner.
Fourteen drivers knelt ahead of F1's season-opening race.
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