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Jury Acquits White Former Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen
A jury of seven men and five women, including three black jurors, found the former officer not guilty of murder in a racially charged case.
Stocks Indexes Drop As Bond Market Flashes Recession Warning
The bond market flashed an ominous warning Friday, as the yield on long-term government debt dipped below that of short-term bills. That unusual situation often signals a recession on the horizon.
Petrochemical Fire Reignites At Houston-Area Fuel Storage Facility
Officials say the new blaze was extinguished after about an hour. Amid a week of environmental mishaps, the Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit alleging violations of that state's clean air laws.
State-Funded Adoption Agencies In Michigan Barred From Refusing LGBTQ Parents
Attorney General Dana Nessel reached a settlement with the ACLU. It requires agencies not to discriminate against gay people who want to adopt or foster children referred by the state.
Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech
A new report says students who received media literacy training were 18 percent better at identifying false reports than students without the lessons. Girls gained more knowledge than boys.
READ: Attorney General Barr's Letter On Mueller Report
Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It is unclear how much of the report will become public.
The Mueller Report Is Getting A Lot Of Attention. Here's How We Got Here
Special counsel Robert Mueller has been working for nearly two years to uncover how Russia attacked the 2016 presidential election and whether anyone in the U.S. was involved.
Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation To Attorney General
Mueller is not recommending any more indictments, a senior Justice Department official said. Members of Congress in both parties are calling for the report to be released.
Abolishing The Electoral College Would Be More Complicated Than It May Seem
Polls suggest that's what the majority of the public wants. It's become a hot issue for Democratic presidential candidates. But experts say inertia is likely to win out.
Headless Goat Polo Is A Top Sport At World Nomad Games
The event is touted as a way to connect to past traditions in Kyrgyzstan — and perhaps boost the tourism industry.
Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Some Activists Say It's Time
Opponents of decriminalization say the multi-billion-dollar industry exploits sex workers. But activists and academics say legalization would protect workers and benefit public health.
Charlottesville Schools Closed Following 'Racially Charged' Threat
Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old male for allegedly making threats targeting specific ethnic groups at Virginia's Charlottesville High School.
Trump To Nominate Stephen Moore To The Fed. Both Say It Raised Rates Too Much
Moore, a conservative commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, has joined the president in criticizing the central bank. "The Fed is sucking the oxygen out of the economy," Moore has said.
Analysis: The End Of The 'Caliphate' Doesn't Mean The End Of ISIS
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Friday that ISIS' territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria. Even so, its threats remain.
In Thailand's First Nationwide Vote Since Coup, The Generals Hold Most Of The Cards
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who ousted an elected government in 2014, is seeking to remain in power. But many analysts say the military has sought to silence opposition voices.