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Trayvon Martin: Five years after his death, struggle for civil rights continues

Francis Oliver, 73, a longtime activist in Sanford, Fla.'s black community, at the Trayvon Martin memorial, four miles from where the black 17-year-old was shot Feb. 26, 2012.
By Rene Stutzman | Orlando Sentinel February 25, 2017

Francis Oliver took to the streets of Sanford with more than 8,000 other people, demanding the arrest of the man who killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old. When Martin's killer went on...

Trump, after failing to denounce anti-Semitism, calls threats to Jews ‘horrible’ and ‘painful’

Donald Trump speaks on October 26, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau February 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, under pressure for his reluctance to address a recent spike in anti-Semitic threats, condemned them in forceful terms Tuesday during a visit to the National Museum...

U.S. ends enforcement of travel ban after judge’s ruling

People continue to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
By Jaweed Kaleem and Shashank Bengali | Los Angeles Times February 4, 2017

  The Department of Homeland Security said Saturday that it had suspended "any and all actions" related to President Donald Trump's travel ban on immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and...

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday

President-elect Donald Trump, joined on stage by running mate Mike Pence, speaks to supporters at the Election Night Party at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday/TNS)
By Michael Doyle | McClatchy Washington Bureau January 30, 2017

The fight over filling the Supreme Court escalates this week when President Donald Trump announces his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. With Trump's choices reputedly narrowed to...

Global criticism builds against Trump’s refugee ban

Then President-elect Donald Trump looks on in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in their first public step toward a transition of power in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Shannon Pettypiece and Steve Geimann | Bloomberg News January 29, 2017

Opposition from abroad to U.S. President Donald Trump intensified Sunday as world leaders condemned his order to temporarily limit immigration from what are predominantly Muslim countries, while Germany...

Trump signals that deporting young immigrants in the US illegally is not an immediate priority

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the 11th annual Values Voter Summit on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By Brian Bennett | Tribune Washington Bureau January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump, who promised during the campaign to "immediately terminate" a controversial program that shields from deportation more than 742,000 people brought to the country illegally as children,...

Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up ‘the forgotten’

Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. administers the oath of office to President Donald Trump during the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery | TNS)
By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau January 20, 2017

Donald John Trump swore the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, one of the most polarizing figures to assume the office shouldering a promise to reclaim prosperity for millions...

Race is an integral part of Obama’s story, and he embraced its complexity

President Barack Obama speaks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the 122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition in Chicago on Oct. 27, 2016.
By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau January 19, 2017

President Barack Obama had occupied the Oval Office for nearly a full term when government engineers came to him with a request: that he move out for a few months while they completed an overdue renovation...

For Obama, a Chicago champion caps his own record run

President Barack Obama receives a lifetime ticket as he welcomes the Chicago Cubs to the White House to honor the team and their 2016 World Series victory in the East Room Jan. 16 in Washington, D.C.
By Christina Bellantoni and Michael A. Memoli | Los Angeles Times January 17, 2017

The Obama presidential library might need a special wing for all the memorabilia sports teams have given him, but by his own assessment, no team has delivered the sort of mementos the Chicago Cubs did...

Trump’s call for leak investigations suggests continued fight with media

Donald Trump speaks on October 26, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By By Christopher Palmeri and Gerry Smith | Bloomberg January 9, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's call for a congressional investigation into leaks of a national security briefing suggests he's ready to carry his war with the media into the White House. The Washington...

Future campus sex assault investigations uncertain under Trump

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By Stacy St. Clair and Jodi S. Cohen | Chicago Tribune December 30, 2016

After a month of struggling on her own, Veronica Portillo Heap went to her academic adviser at the University of Chicago in May 2014 and told her that she had been sexually assaulted on a date. She...

Obama makes a push for transparency before handing executive power to Trump

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. in their first public step toward a transition of power. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
By W.J. Hennigan and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama secretively built a massive counterterrorism apparatus, and now he's confronting the consequences of expanding his war-making powers: handing them over to a man he...

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