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National Geographic reckons with its past: 'For decades, our coverage was racist'

C.P. Scott (L) and H.E. Gregory (R)/National Geographic
| Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.

US sets new record for censoring, withholding government files


The Associated Press analysis of new data cover eight months under President Donald Trump, the first hints about how his administration complies with the Freedom of Information Act.

Joaquin Avila, architect of the California Voting Rights Act, has died


Avila was a point man in the Hispanic civil rights battle and argued voting rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was 69.

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools


Students across the country will participate in a 17-minute walkout this week. Some schools have promised to suspend students who walk out, while others are using a softer approach.

White House proposal includes gun training for teachers


The plan will include helping states pay for firearms training for teachers, but it will not include a call on states to increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons.

California bound: Trump heading to state he loves to hate


He has mocked its judges for blocking his agenda and sued over its lax enforcement of immigration laws — but he's dying to see the prototypes for his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Gun background check system riddled with flaws


On numerous occasions, the nation's gun background check system has failed o to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. Congress wants to change that.

Trump sets military parade for Veterans Day


But don't expect any tanks. City streets can't take the weight. The planned November extravaganza will happen in Washington, D.C.

Gunman in Napa Valley veteran center killings was a former patient


Three women who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their treatment program.