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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts MARSHALL PROJECT
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The Softer Side of Intervention

The Justice Department was months into examining the Baltimore police force's record of brutality and misconduct before the city erupted over Freddie Gray's death. But unlike other cities probed for civil rights violations, Baltimore found its way into a less-onerous program

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Pacquiao Still a 'Champion' at Home

Despite losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Saturday's "fight of the century," Manny Pacquiao is due a hero's welcome when he returns to General Santos City

A North Korean soldier stands on the river bank in Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong

North Korea Holds NYU Student

South Korea said one of its nationals, a student at NYU, is detained in North Korea after its state news agency said he tried to illegally enter

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London on May 2, 2015 with her newborn baby daughter.

Why a Princess Could Be a Boon for U.K. Retailers

Baby boutiques, clothing stores and fashion designers received a gift that will keep on giving when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl, and all the marketing opportunities she provides, instead of another boring boy, retail experts say

Former US business executive and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on April 6, 2015.

Carly Fiorina Gets Personal in New Book

The day after she launches her campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will release a book that details the personal struggles she's faced, including the loss of a daughter, rediscovering her faith and battling cancer

The Los Angeles city skyline stands in front of the snow covered San Gabriel Mountains after a snowstorm hit the region

Small Earthquake Wakes a Sleeping Los Angeles

The greater Los Angeles area was rattled Sunday morning by a small earthquake centered just north of Inglewood and Culver City. It was the second earthquake in less than a month along that fault; a magnitude-3.5 quake hit the same area on April 12

Paul McCartney performs live at the Budokan on April 28, 2015 in Tokyo.

McCartney Says Working With Kanye Reminds Him of Lennon

The Beatles legend sang the praises of Kanye West while discussing their single "Only One," even likening the rapper to late bandmate John Lennon. "We'd ping-pong till we had a song," McCartney said of Lennon. "[Working with West] was like that"

British music producer and DJ Mark Ronson speaks to journalists at a media event in Mexico City

Gap Band Gets Writing Credit on 'Uptown Funk'

Mark Ronson has added five new writers to "Uptown Funk" after the 1970s Gap Band claimed similarities to "Oops, Up Side Your Head," in a decision that came on the heels of a lawsuit over Pharrell and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"

Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah celebrates winning the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky

American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

Victor Espinoza rode the horse for his second straight win Saturday at the Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd of 170,513 at Churchill Downs. "He's been a special horse since I first rode him," said Espinoza, who now has three Derby wins

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Iowa Declares State of Emergency Over Bird Flu

Although the outbreak doesn't pose a risk to humans, millions of birds across the country have been infected by the highly pathogenic H5 avian flu in the most recent outbreak, which could result in the biggest death toll in U.S. history

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Americans Stranded in Nepal Tell Their Story of Survival

Speaking exclusively with TIME, three Americans describe their rescue from the barren Langtang mountains five days after the Nepal earthquake. “There are so many people we are thankful for," one said. “This could have been far worse"