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Michael Muskal

Planned Parenthood Stops Taking Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue Procurements

This is the entire issue those misleading videos focused on.

October 13, 2015

Police: No Bomb Charges Against Muslim Boy Who Brought Homemade Clock To School

The boy’s case has sparked calls for an investigation by a leading Muslim civil rights group and has generated widespread outrage with trending hashtags on Twitter, including #IStandWithAhmed.

September 16, 2015

University Of Cincinnati Officer Indicted On Murder Charges In Motorist’s Shooting

A white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a black motorist during a traffic stop has been indicted on murder charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

July 29, 2015

Bakery Ordered To Pay $135,000 For Denying Wedding Cake To Lesbian Couple

The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights.

July 5, 2015

South Carolina Governor Says Confederate Flag At State Capitol Must Be Removed

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday reversed her position and called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol.

June 22, 2015
Church, South Carolina

White Gunman Sought In Killing Of 9 At Black Church In South Carolina

“This is an unspeakable and heartbreaking tragedy in this most historic church, an evil and hateful person took the lives of citizens who had come to worship and pray together.”

June 18, 2015

Suspect Arrested In Washington, D.C., Mansion Killings

The sharp contrast between a family that had it all and a suspect with a history of having little riveted the nation and the neighborhood.

May 22, 2015
Biker, Gang, Bandidos, Cossacks, Drugs, Shooting, Waco, Texas, National News,

Waco Shopping Center Reopens While Legal System Copes With 170 Biker Arrests

Court hearings, autopsies, and a shot at normalcy awaits the city of Waco after the deadly biker brawl.

May 20, 2015

Baltimore Police Injured During Protests After Freddie Gray Laid To Rest

The unrest slowly built up steam in the early afternoon, beginning with a few individuals confronting a phalanx of officers then growing to hundreds of people swarming through the area.

April 27, 2015

Mourners Gather In Baltimore For Man Fatally Injured In Police Custody

Amid calls for peace, family and mourners filed into a Baltimore church on Monday morning for the funeral of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old African-American who was fatally injured while in police custody.

April 27, 2015
Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, GOP, Indiana, Hoosier, RFRA

Indiana’s Fix To ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Draws Critics On Both Sides

“Critics of the law immediately said the changes do not go far enough in protecting against discrimination, while proponents said that Indianans’ religious liberties are still threatened.”

April 2, 2015
Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, GOP, Indiana, Hoosier, RFRA

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Calls For Legislative Fix For Religious Freedom Law

Governor Mike Pence, who believes in the Golden Rule, clarifies that Indiana’s new religion law does not discriminate against him as it does against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015

Indiana Religious Freedom Act: What’s Behind The Law And The Backlash

The issue of Indiana’s new law is a political window into the changing nature of gay rights.

March 31, 2015

Indiana Fights Major HIV Outbreak In Rural County

The region has many people who live in poverty with limited prospects of jobs and a very, very serious drug problem that has made it the epicenter of the HIV outbreak.

March 27, 2015

Cleveland Blames Fatal Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice, 12, On Boy

Cleveland’s defense of the officer who shot Tamir Rice has sparked outrage.

March 2, 2015

Another Snowstorm Wallops Northeast; Thousands Of Flights Canceled

The northeast is getting hammered with its second major storm in a week.

February 2, 2015

NYPD Inspector General’s Report Faults Discipline On Chokeholds

A new report sheds new light on the NYPD’s abuse of the banned chokehold.

January 12, 2015

Gay Marriage Dynamic In U.S. Shifted Dramatically In 2014

It has been a very good year for equality.

December 29, 2014
New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton is joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference at Woodhull Hospital following the killing of two New York City police officers on December 20, 2014 in New York City

Bratton Defends City, NYPD After Cop Anger Over Shootings

New York City’s top cop is speaking out in defense of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 23, 2014

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues To Halt Obama’s Action On Immigrants

Arpaio and his birther lawyer are challenging President Obama’s immigration action.

December 22, 2014
Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan takes questions from reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, December 11, 2014 (AFP/Jim Watson)

Q&A: Senate Torture Report Opens Political Wounds

Everything you need to know about our national debate over torture.

December 11, 2014

Texas, Oklahoma Threaten Suits To Block Obama Immigration Plan

Republicans are preparing to sue the president (again.)

November 21, 2014

40 Percent Decline In Polar Bears In Alaska, Western Canada Heightens Concern

Data on polar bears’ shrinking numbers may be enough to place the bears on the endangered species list.

November 18, 2014

Judge Approves Plan To End Detroit Bankruptcy

A federal judge Friday approved Detroit’s restructuring plan, effectively ending the nation’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy.

November 7, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Abortion Restriction On Hold

The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously voted to put a hold on a state law restricting abortions until the issue has been argued in a lower court.

November 4, 2014