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At a Thursday afternoon news conference, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said an autopsy found Sandra Bland died by… Read More

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by Slate

Taken together, it looks like momentum. And it undoubtedly is. But the political progress belies a troubling, substantive fact: The… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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