Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton contemplates during a question and answer session with Victor Dodig of CIBC, at a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Winnipeg, Canada, Jan. 21, 2015.
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In Case You Missed It: 5 great stories from the week of Feb. 16

Each week, msnbc.com collects the standout work published by our reporters in one convenient place.

Chris Christie’s path to 2016 may hinge on this state

by Aliyah Frumin

New Hampshire is emerging as a do-or-die state for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he decides to run for the White House.

Slow crawl toward justice for broken-hearted families
by Trymaine Lee

When cops kill and local courts fail to deliver the justice families want, they often turn to the Department of Justice. But even there justice can be elusive.

Will a Hillary coronation crown the GOP nominee too?
by Benjy Sarlin and Alex Seitz-Wald

Hillary Clinton’s dominance in the Democratic primaries could affect the Republican contests as well.

Is Wal-Mart’s wage hike a sign of bigger change?
by Suzy Khimm

Ousted chief sparks religious freedom fire
by Emma Margolin

The former Atlanta fire chief, who was dismissed after distributing a self-published book in the workplace that included anti-gay views, has sued the city.

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In Case You Missed It: 5 great stories from the week of Feb. 16