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AP: Jury sentences Boston Marathon bomber to death penalty

This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

The Associated Press

May 15, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. Read More »...

Community conversations needed for police problems

Grassroots and community activists from Oakland, California (above) to Washington, D.C. have been driving the continuing outcry against police brutality since the death of Freddie Gray. (Ray Chavez/The Oakland Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Rachel Hinton

May 10, 2015

On arguably the nicest day of the quarter, DePaul’s Black Student Union (BSU) lounged in a circle on the Quad hosting a “pop-up” conversation on topics ranging from police brutality to treatment of the oppressed that was occasionally swept away by strong gusts of wind. BSU’s mission for that day  mirrored that of other groups around the countr...

NSA’s collection of phone surveillance data ruled illegal

Senator Mike Lee of Utah spoke out against NSA surveillance. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

The Associated Press

May 10, 2015

The unprecedented and unwarranted bulk collection of the entire U.S. population's phone records by the government is illegal because it wasn't authorized by Congress, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked legislators to balance national security and privacy interests. A three-judg...

Nation of divisions: Pro-life viewpoints on the death penalty, abortion

Protestors stand outside the trial of surviving Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Many in the Christian community have driven anti-death penalty activism, despite common labeling as conservatives. (AP Photo/Justin Saglio)

Brendan Pedersen

May 10, 2015

As a nation of relative diversity, we enjoy putting others and ourselves into neat little boxes. When it comes to political expectation, the establishment-minded and god-fearing conservative enjoys the cozy affluence of the Republican Party whose members reject all but the most critical of government functions. Across the aisle, the radical and free...

Carceral feminism and the flaws of punishment-based policy

Feminist activist Beth E. Richie lectures about the flaws of carceral feminism. which relies on punishment to deter sexual violence. (Kevin Gross / The DePaulia)

Kevin Gross

May 10, 2015

When a young woman is followed and assaulted on the street, the standard actions are simple: call the authorities, notify the police. Read More »...

Nepal during deadly earthquake: One Chicagoan’s story

Alex Gaulin, center, with two Nepalese men during her trip to Kathmandu, Nepal in the days before the deadly earthquake April 25. Gaulin, a Chicago native, made it home to the U.S. safely, but the death toll from the quake has reached more than 7,000. (Photo courtesy of Tim Vollmer)

Nina Gaulin

May 3, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='11592'] “Ever since I arrived home, the best way to describe my state of mind is being trapped in shock. I truly cannot think about anything else — all that matters right now is the relief effort,” Alex Gaulin, a Chicago native, said. “I guess you could say it really h...

Baltimore burning: Police brutality and its rampancy in the U.S.

Riot police stand guard in Baltimore. Massive demonstrations ensued following the death of African-American resident Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Rachel Hinton

May 3, 2015

On April 25, Freddie Gray’s name was added to a growing list of unarmed black men killed by police. What followed news of his death mirrored the riots and protests after the death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012, the death of Mike Brown in August 2014 and the death of Eric Garner late last year. Read More »...

International community rallies to contribute Nepal relief aid

Boxes of aid from the Chinese Red Cross arrive in Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Kevin Gross

May 3, 2015

“Some people are saying the lucky ones are the people who died,” Raben Nepal, a software developer at DePaul and former resident of Nepal, said. Read More »...

Failed Comcast-Time Warner merger highlights issues of net neutrality, monopoly

Damian Wille

May 3, 2015

The long-awaited merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable was recently terminated in the aftermath of heated discussions about net neutrality. The acquisition, first announced back in February 2014, was estimated to be a $45.2 billion investment for Comcast, whose plan was to acquire Time Warner Cab...

Yemen: A continuing descent into chaos

A crowd of Shiite rebels in Yemen denounce Saudi Arabian aggression in their country.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Rachel Hinton

April 26, 2015

The Arab Spring started in Tunisia in December 2010 and swept through the Middle East, toppling dictators and corrupt regimes, as well as unsettling the general stability of the region and the lives of those who called it home. Since the onset of protests, rallies and civil wars, much of the attention has been placed...

Fast-tracking America’s path toward globalization

(Carolyn Duff / The DePaulia)

Damian Wille

April 26, 2015

On April 16, the Senate Finance Committee struck a deal that would delegate Trade Promotion Authority to President Obama. Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise known as Fast Track, is a political instrument that grants the president the ability to negotiate trade agreements without congressional intervention during the negotiations. The purpose of Fast Track is to ...

Nation and World briefs: April 27 issue

Aid workers rush a victim through the rubble of Kathmandu, Nepal, after a strong earthquake that occurred Saturday, April 25. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

The Associated Press

April 26, 2015

International headlines you need to know for this week Read More »...

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