The special counsel is beginning to show the public the building blocks of a case that could imperil Donald Trump’s presidency

Report: Police use-of-force reporting system hides abuses

A 16-month investigation has found New Jersey’s system for reporting police use-of-force incidents is broken and ineffective and hides some alarming trends.

The probe by NJ Advance Media for NJ.com pulled data from 468 police departments and the state police from 2012 to 2016. It found use-of-force reporting by local police departments was inconsistent, incomplete and, in many cases, missing altogether.

Some of the reports showed some officers used force at a frequency many times the state average. Blacks were disproportionately on the receiving end of force used by police.

The investigation found the state hasn’t followed through on its own directive from nearly 20 years ago to establish a database to study trends and identify potential problem officers.

The President’s comments on the possibility of pardoning Paul Manafort can be interpreted as bid to thwart Mueller’s investigation

The President has no choice but to watch as the special counsel grinds away, apparently getting closer to Trump’s inner circle

PHOTO GALLERY: ‘Silent Night’ to mark 200th anniversary

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(AP) “Silent Night,” one of the most famous songs of the Christmas season, is being celebrated as it approaches its 200th anniversary. Written and sung in Austria in December 1818, the song was first performed in the U.S. in 1839 at the Hamilton Memorial on the church’s grounds by an Austrian family of traveling singers.

Obama’s victory lifted millions of Americans. But for white supremacists, he lit a powder keg that was exacerbated by Trump’s victory.

PHOTO GALLERY: Foggy morning envelops valley and greets the return to work, school

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Portions of the valley were enveloped in fog Monday morning as commuters returned to school and work following the Thanksgiving holiday.

An attempt by 500 migrants to rush the southern border is likely to pour fuel on Trump’s immigration rhetoric

The agreement is a small victory for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who must now persuade UK Parliament to vote for the deal

A flash history of America’s scorched earth politics

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Illustrator Steve Brodner is working on a book about U.S. presidents.

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