Dorothy Cotton never publicly spoke about her intimate relationship with King. But no woman – not even King's wife – was closer to the civil rights icon during the last years of his life.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. It eventually emerged that he was a womanizer. But we now have to ask the unthinkable: Did King enable abuse?
Publication was justified of information from the FBI that Martin Luther King Jr. witnessed and celebrated a woman’s rape, writes a historian, who warns the FBI had long wanted to destroy King.
Even if wealthy parents don't resort to the kind of illegal tactics in the recent college cheating scandal revealed by the FBI, the college admission process still favors the rich, scholars argue.
Law enforcement officials aren't trained in recognizing hate crimes, leaving national numbers on these attacks unreliable.
Law enforcement's historical tendency to treat crimes committed by white power groups as isolated incidents has allowed them to flourish.
What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted in the US can easily confuse and mislead.
An American pilot. A German aide on Capitol Hill. In the first and second world wars, the FBI effectively uprooted foreign influence campaigns. Today, the agency faces an uphill battle.
In 38 US cities, hate crimes rose 12 percent in 2017. There were 1,038 hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities – the most in more than a decade.
An informant gathered information from Trump campaign staffers for the FBI's Russia probe. An historian writes that informants are one of the most basic ways the FBI and police investigate.
Here are three lessons that former FBI Director James Comey, took from the 20th-century American Christian philosopher, Reinhold Niebuhr.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
25 years ago, the Waco siege became a symbol of government attacks on religious and civil liberties.
The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
It's easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it.
The story behind the conspiracy theory that claims Florida shooting survivors are 'crisis actors' coached by the FBI.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
An expert on secrecy in government explains the downsides and limits of transparency.
No probable cause, no public records – this is not a typical criminal court.
The FBI has long fed Congress secret intel. Trump and Nunes' fight to release classified information may turn this dynamic on its head.