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Remembering Jackie Robinson's Breakthrough: A Talk with Baseball Historian James A. Riley

  67 years ago, on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, who was born in Cairo, GA, broke the color line in major league baseball.  But as much as baseball officials celebrate the occasio...

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

The New York Police Department said Tuesday it would disband a special unit charged with detecting possible terrorist threats by carrying out secret surveillance of Muslim groups.

The squad that con...

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

India now has a third gender.

The Supreme Court has recognized the country's transgender community as being in a third neutral category — neither male nor female.

In handing down the ruling, Justice ...