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People gather on June 3, at the site where George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption toggle caption Jim Urquhart…

U.S. Attorney General William Barr denied that law enforcement is systematically racist and Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled New York's curfew Sunday following a day when cities across the nation saw massive, peaceful demonstrations against racism…

This spring, America took an involuntary crash course in remote learning. With the school year now winding down, the grade from students, teachers, parents and administrators is already in: It was a failure. School districts…

After months of fierce campaigning — and a worldwide pandemic interrupting the normal primary schedule — former Vice President Joe Biden has officially earned enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. Biden, who…

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WASHINGTON — After federal law enforcement agents and military troops lined up for days against protesters outside the White House, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington responded emphatically on Friday: She had city workers paint…