Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY

Melanie Eversley

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Recent articles by Melanie:

Reports: Suspect caught in Istanbul nightclub attack

A suspect has been caught in the New Year's Eve nightclub attack in Istanbul, Turkey, that left 39 people dead, the news website, al Jazeera and CNN Turkey reported. → Read More

NAACP, others hold sit-in against Sessions at Grassley's office

The groups oppose Sessions as chief of the Justice Department because of several of his statements. → Read More

Obama designates 3 civil rights sites as national monuments

The sites recognize the Freedom Riders, a former school in South Carolina for freed slaves and the church where four little black girls died in an Alabama church bombing → Read More

Hero NYPD cop McDonald dead at 59

The New York City police officer who was paralyzed after being left for dead by a teen gunman 31 years ago died Tuesday at the age of 59. → Read More

Scene of confusion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

The scene at and around Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport remained one of confusion Friday evening, about seven hours after a multiple shooting in a baggage claim area left five people dead and eight injured. → Read More

Chicago Facebook Live beating suspects charged with hate crimes

Other felony charges filed over 'sickening' half-hour video. → Read More

Social media video appears to show torture of man by three in Chicago

Social media was abuzz Wednesday night over a half-hour video that appeared to show at least one black man torturing and taunting a white man as he made disparaging remarks about President-elect Donald Trump. → Read More

NYC sees historic drop in crime

New York City was celebrating an historic drop in crime as the city on Wednesday released annual figures at a ceremony at the Brooklyn Museum. → Read More

NAACP president and others released from jail after arrests at Sen. Sessions' office

NAACP president Cornell William Brooks was back at the organization's headquarters in Baltimore Wednesday, one day after being arrested in a protest → Read More

Report: Discovery could mean hope for better PMS treatment

The discovery of molecular mechanisms that could be responsible for symptoms of a severe form of premenstrual syndrome could mean that new treatments are possible. → Read More

NAACP president, others taken into custody during Sessions sit-in

The president of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization and several more activists spent Tuesday sitting on the floor one of the offices of the man President-elect Donald Trump is pushing for the attorney general job. → Read More

Reports: Charles Manson in hospital

Charles Manson has been taken from prison to a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., according to various news reports. → Read More

One dead as severe weather slams South

A man died in Florida Monday after flash floods and storms barreled through the South.The Walton County, Fla., man, drowned near his submerged car in Mossy Head, Fla., according to a statement from the sheriff's office. → Read More

Court reinstates Kennedy cousin Skakel’s murder conviction

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the 2002 murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in the 1975 death of teen Martha Moxley. → Read More

Applause for NYPD move to allow turbans for Sikhs in uniform

Islamic advocacy organizations are praising a new decision by the New York Police Department to allow Sikhs to grow beards and wear turbans with their uniforms for religious reasons. → Read More

NYC mayor, police commissioner urge NYPD graduates to respect constituents

Comments come as relations between communities and police remain strained. → Read More

More than 40 shot in Chicago over the weekend

The city has been in the national spotlight for increasing gun violence in recent years. → Read More

Christmas weekend storm poised to deliver wallop

People who have been dreaming of a White Christmas or signing about weather outside that's frightful will get their A potent storm will be putting a lump of coal in the stockings of travelers and residents alike in much of the western and central U. → Read More

Woman arrested for lying about assault by Trump supporters

A Muslim-American woman who claimed Trump supporters harassed her and grabbed for her hijab on the NYC subway was arrested for making it up. → Read More

Unarmed retiree with dementia fatally shot by police in CA

Police in Bakersfield, Calif., are investigating the fatal shooting by an officer of an unarmed retiree with dementia. → Read More