After the Sept. 11 attacks, the New York City Police Department transformed itself into an aggressive domestic intelligence unit and monitored hundreds of Muslims in their mosques, workplaces and schools. Journalist Matt Apuzzo, who helped uncover the story, just won a Pulitzer Prize.
The Pentagon has launched an investigation. The "behavior and these images are entirely inconsistent" with the values of the U.S. military and its allies, Gen. John Allen says. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls it "inhuman conduct."
Polls show that most Americans already know who they want for president in 2012. Both campaigns must target the relatively few truly persuadable voters in swing states — those who may actually decide the election. And the race has begun to try and convince those coveted, sometimes quirky minds.
Built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the space needle was meant to be a beacon of the future. To celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, the Space Needle's sloped roof is being re-painted its original shade. Some call it sienna — designers have dubbed it Galaxy Gold.
Civil rights groups are lobbying Congress to put an end to racial profiling, the practice of targeting people because of their race or religion. A bill before Congress aims to do just that. On Tuesday, a Senate Judiciary panel heard from victims, police and lawmakers.
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