Full story - February 24, 2016
Thomas Hicks became chairman of the Election Assistance Commission on Feb. 24, 2016. He previously served as the agency's vice chairman.
Voter access and technology improvements top Thomas Hicks' agenda as Election Assistance Commission chairman.
Full story - December 21, 2015
The crowd cheers during a Tea Party rally to "Audit the IRS" in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 19, 2013
Tea Party groups have won a major victory, strengthening provisions established by the Citizens United case.
Josue “Josh” Muniz, now 20, is suing the San Bernardino City Unified School District and a school police officer for excessive force and negligent training. The suit alleges that the officer  grabbed Muniz, then 17, by the throat, pepper sprayed him and b
Soul-searching in San Bernardino County over school cops’ tactics and attitudes.
Full story - November 08, 2015
How does your state rank for integrity?
Only three states scored higher than a D-plus in this latest investigation by the Center on Public Integrity.
Full story - September 25, 2015
amazon
Online retailer to teenage super PAC founder: Not so fast
Full story - August 24, 2015
Sandia National Laboratories.
The Sandia Corporation has agreed to reimburse the Energy Department after allegedly spending federal funds on lobbying instead of national security.
Full story - August 03, 2015
Lieutenant Farhan al-Jassem.
A Syrian who embraced the US cause and his military commander has been captured by al-Qaeda sympathizers.
Full story - July 22, 2015
A 'Ban the Bomb' sign earlier this month outside nuclear talks in Vienna.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory supplied critical scientific data about a gas used in America's nuclear weapons but may stay shut until year's end. Multi-billion-dollar Los Alamos contractor has told investigators it needs more money to meet basic safety expectations.
Full story - July 16, 2015
Moving to end two systems of punishment for pupils
"The question is: Are we letting principals and parents deal with one set of kids and we call the police on another set of kids?" the president asked. "That's not the right thing to do,”
Full story - May 01, 2015
Police whiter than those they serve
The frightening scenes of urban unrest in Baltimore, and in Ferguson Missouri before that, reflect a long-smoldering distrust of police in African-American communities nationwide. A lot of departments, Baltimore’s among them, have made substantive strides in recent years increasing diversity. But Census Bureau statistics also indicate that police in many of America’s largest cities still don’t reflect the makeup of the communities they serve.

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