A recent book recounts the brutal lynching of a 14-year-old black boy in 1955. In it, the woman who accused the boy of assault, admits she was lying. The FBI has reopened the murder investigation.
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The speculation surrounding a string of mail bombs harks back to another era in American history, when bombs were a tool of political intimidation and when bombings were blamed on the victims.
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The NSA and U.S. Cyber Command can exercise near-godlike omniscience over the Internet. A recent report from The New York Times provides some insight into what they're doing with it.
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This October, the Senate Judiciary Committee has, for the first time ever, held judicial nomination hearings during a recess of the Senate and over the objections of the minority party.
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Frustrated that Congress hasn't repealed the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration continues to make moves that chip away at the ACA's nationwide protections and give states more control.
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People have been dressing up in costumes inspired by diseases for a long, long time. See if you can ace our quiz.
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Also in our weekly roundup, rural teens are experiencing homelessness, and four universities are suing the federal government over international student immigration rules.
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Sure, you want your house to look as scary as possible. But certain haunting images are better left in the past.
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