Trump Has No One to Blame but Himself for Drawing the F.B.I.’s Attention

As its history shows, the bureau is hardly a “woke” deep state mob.

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Exoneration Is ‘Bittersweet’ for Men Cleared in Malcolm X’s Murder

An emotional crowd burst into applause in a packed Manhattan courtroom Thursday after the judge threw out the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam.

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Athan Theoharis, Chronicler of F.B.I. Abuses, Dies at 84

He found his way through the formerly unobtainable files of J. Edgar Hoover, whom he called “an insubordinate bureaucrat in charge of a lawless organization.”

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Today’s Chefs Are Honoring a Vital Tradition: Feeding the Revolution

As Americans have taken to the streets demanding racial justice, restaurants and nonprofits have provided meals for them, building upon a long legacy of food as resistance.

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After the Statues Fall

Some deserve to be toppled. But monuments to those who sought to make the union more perfect should stand.

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