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Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.The city of Montgomery agreed to new polices to avoid jailing people who say they are too poor to pay traffic tickets. In that Alabama city, as in Ferguson, there's been tension between poor residents and police over the way people are fined for traffic tickets and other minor violations and then sometimes jailed for not paying.

White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare SignupsSome people with separate medical and dental plans were counted twice, leading the administration to state erroneously that more than 7 million had enrolled in coverage under ACA, instead of the correct figure of about 6.7 million.

Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian AssangeThe court also criticized prosecutors for not taking an "alternative avenue" for the questioning, such as Assange's offer to allow it at the embassy where he is staying.

Officer’s Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska’s Unarmed Cops

Officer’s Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska’s Unarmed CopsRemote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed law enforcement officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On ThursdayPresident Obama says he will announce the executive actions he's taking to "start fixing our broken immigration system" during a speech to the nation at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.

Delinquent Mine Fines: ‘Clearly Troubling … More Can Be Done’

Delinquent Mine Fines: ‘Clearly Troubling … More Can Be Done’Delinquent mines collectively have an average injury rate 50 percent higher than that of mines that paid their fines.

NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim EmergesCosby, 77, has not publicly addressed the claims against him, which have now been made publicly by at least six women. In an NPR interview that aired over the weekend, Cosby refused to discuss the allegations.

Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In SenateEarlier Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took a stand against the bill. Citing the U.S. fight against extremist terrorist group ISIS.

Indonesia Urged To Stop ‘Virginity Tests’ For Female Police Recruits

Indonesia Urged To Stop ‘Virginity Tests’ For Female Police RecruitsHuman Rights Watch interviewed female police officers and police applicants in six cities across Indonesia who were subjected to the "two-finger test" to determine if they were virgins.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: All 50 States Hit 32 Degrees

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: All 50 States Hit 32 DegreesEven Hawaii, where Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano reaching 13,800 feet above sea level, was below freezing.
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