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The former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer who was charged with the murder of Walter Scott—a 50-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop—has asked that the state court move his murder trial out of Charleston.

A local North Carolina GOP office was firebombed and destroyed on Sunday.

Obama plans on implementing regulations that would lower the amount of child support that prisoners pay when they’re behind bars, hopefully reducing a major driver of mass incarceration.

"When she gets knocked down, she doesn’t complain. She doesn’t cry foul," Michelle Obama said while incredulously tapping her microphone.

Naylor won the National Book Award and the American Book Award for her debut novel, which was later turned into a mini-series helmed by Oprah Winfrey.

Authorities involved in Keith Lamont Scott's shooting investigation refuse to release over two hours of footage captured by police dash cam cameras.

President Barack Obama again defended Colin Kaepernick's right to protest during CNN's presidential town on Wednesday night.

In the two-minute spot, the former Miss Universe says she felt victimized by Trump on numerous occasions.

Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick spoke out on a photo that appeared to show the two NFL players in each other's faces.

Rep. Robert Pittenger, a North Carolina congressman, expressed regret for inflammatory statements he made on live television in which he said Charlotte protesters "hate white people because white people are successful and they're not."

"As a descendant of people who were denied the right to read, to now have the opportunity to serve and lead the institution that is the national symbol of knowledge, is a historic moment," Carla Hayden said at her swearing-in ceremony.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday reignited controversy about his role in the birther movement after he refused “again to acknowledge that President Obama was born in the United States,” writes The New York Times. The move prompted his campaign, not Trump, to release a statement saying the candidate believes the president was indeed […]