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Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.Read More

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who's spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.Read More

Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

Fri, December 19, 2014 8:02pm

The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.Read More

The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.Read More

"That's not what America's about," the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview's release a "mistake." The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.Read More

The draft plan indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.Read More

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.Read More

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.Read More

A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.Read More

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.Read More


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