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Report faults Harvard teacher and cop

A year after prominent black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested at his Camrbidge, Mass., home by Sgt. James Crowley, an independent committee concluded that both men were at fault and missed their chances to avoid the dispute that eventually made national headlines and led to a White House "beer summit." Published June 30, 2010

China strikers bypass union, organize with social media

Recent labor strikes in communist China expose more than just poor working conditions in factories, as workers steer clear of their government representatives to demand more money and more workplace democracy. Published June 27, 2010

FILE - In this file photo taken June 28, 2007, a 1950s vintage Mercury Montclair auto waits on College Street in New Haven, Conn. Ford Motor Co. announced June 2, 2010, that it would drop its 72-year-old Mercury brand, the latest example of an American auto giant shedding one of its divisions. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

Ford to drop Mercury brand

Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday afternoon in a press conference in Dearborn, Mich., that it would drop its 72-year-old Mercury brand, the latest example of an American auto giant shedding one of its divisions. Published June 2, 2010