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Michelle Obama speaks about race at commencement

WASHINGTON — Democrats looking for a leader on racial issues are suddenly finding one: Michelle Obama. The first lady is grabbing the attention of the political world after a commencement speech last weekend in which she spoke in strikingly personal tones about her experience of being viewed — and judged — through racial prisms. In Read More…

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Officer won’t be charged in Tony Robinson shooting case

The Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old unarmed biracial man won’t face criminal charges in the case. “I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought against Officer Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson Read More…

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6 dead, hundreds injured after Amtrak train derails

Fighting to stay alive. Mourning the dead. And figuring out why this came to be — how an Amtrak train could suddenly derail, sending its cars and passengers flying. That was the stark reality Wednesday, as relatives raced to the sides of their injured loved ones and rescue workers and investigators scoured the mangled wreckage Read More…