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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he does want to end up supporting Mr. Trump, though the billionaire businessman will have to convince Republicans that he accepts their philosophy of limited government and must prove he will tone down the bullying and insults that characterized the Trump campaign during the primaries. (Associated Press)

Paul Ryan among Republicans still not on board with Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that he is withholding his support from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, adding to the bizarre and tense conversation that has erupted as the party tries to come to grips with its new standard-bearer. Published May 5, 2016

Body camera image from police in Rialto, California.

Police more reluctant to shoot blacks than whites, study finds

In the most sweeping study of its kind, police were more reluctant to shoot black suspects than their white counterparts, contradicting the widely accepted "racist cop" narrative driving movements such as Black Lives Matter. Published May 2, 2016