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Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks about the Justice DepartmentÕs findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. Holder delivered the remarks for an audience of department employees who worked on the investigations after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, sparking weeks of demonstrations and violent clashes.

Holder Slams Ferguson Police

The Attorney General described the Justice Department's new report on the police department, which found a pattern of racial bias, as "searing"

Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court John Roberts (L) and others wait for the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Jan. 20, 2015 in Washington.

Obamacare Back in Roberts' Court

The conservative Supreme Court justice who gave the key vote to save the Affordable Care Act in 2012 was at the center of many new arguments

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert covers a wound to his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015, after he was injured in an attack by an armed assailant.

U.S. Envoy to South Korea Injured in Blade Attack

Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a weapon with a blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday. Lippert was being treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries

People walk through Times Square during snowfall in New York, March 3, 2015.

Snow, Ice, Floods to Pummel U.S. in Final Winter Storm

Around 47 million Americans were under a severe weather watch Wednesday as a winter storm threatened to pelt Kentucky, the Ohio Valley and southern Plains with ice and record-setting snow before moving toward New York City and Washington, D.C.


More Kids Are Eating Fruit at School, Study Finds

The study published Wednesday concludes that since updated government-subsidized lunchroom guidelines aimed at getting kids to eat more nutritional meals went into effect in 2012, the percentage of students choosing fruit in the cafeteria increased from 54% to 66%

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston Bombing Trial Begins With an Admission

Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared before a jury Wednesday as a federal prosecutor accused him of believing he was "a soldier in a holy war against Americans" and Tsarnaev's defense lawyer admitted that "it was him"

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ISIS Seizes Major Oilfields in Libya

ISIS forces took over at least two oilfields in Libya and attacked another on Tuesday, according to oil and government sources. The attacks came as Libya’s warring factions escalated their ongoing conflict

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Microsoft Co-Founder Discovers Japanese Battleship

Long-lost wreckage said to belong to a World War II Japanese battleship has been discovered by none other than Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He posted images on Twitter that appear to show the Musashi, once one of the two largest warships in the world

President Putin attends Russian Interior Ministry Collegium meeting

Putin Denounces 'Tragedies' of Political Killings

Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is "necessary to finally rid Russia of the shame and tragedies" of political killings, following the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and fierce critic of the Kremlin

Hands raised in classroom

NYC Schools to Observe Muslim Holidays

Starting in 2015, New York City schools will close for the Muslim holy days Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools chancellor Carmen Farina said at a news conference Wednesday