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Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

The second-in-command at the Justice Department met Tuesday with defense lawyers and interest groups to identify the cases of worthy prisoners who could qualify for clemency.

Soldiers’ ‘Fun’ Photo With Flag-Draped Coffin Sparks Outrage

Soldiers’ ‘Fun’ Photo With Flag-Draped Coffin Sparks Outrage

Two photos posted on Instagram by a member of the Wisconsin National Guard have caused an uproar on social media.

Feds Clear Banks To Do Business With Budding Pot Industry

Feds Clear Banks To Do Business With Budding Pot Industry

The federal government on Friday issued guidelines for banks seeking to do business with the legal marijuana industry, stopping short of a blanket immunity for them, but strongly indicating that prosecutions for such crimes as money laundering would be unlikely.

Warming Arctic May Be Causing Jet Stream To Lose Its Way

Warming Arctic May Be Causing Jet Stream To Lose Its Way

The wayward jet stream could account for the persistently severe winter weather this year in the U.S. and Britain, as well as California’s long drought.

Apple Steps Up The Pressure On ‘Conflict Minerals’

Apple Steps Up The Pressure On ‘Conflict Minerals’

Apple has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions.

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghan authorities on Thursday went ahead and released 65 prisoners from a high-security prison north of Kabul over the strong objections of U.S. military commanders, who say the men are dangerous terrorists who have attacked civilians and soldiers in the past.

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation’s diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died.

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010.

Boehner Casts Doubt On Prospects For Immigration Overhaul

Boehner Casts Doubt On Prospects For Immigration Overhaul

Speaker of the House John Boehner seemed to throw cold water on bipartisan hopes for a law overhauling the country’s immigration system this year.

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation’s electric grid?