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The New Yorker
Supreme ConfidenceLining up to hear a Supreme Court Justice speak is more like lining up for a ro
Supreme Confidence
The New Yorker / Posted 13 hours ago
Lining up to hear a Supreme Court Justice speak is more like lining up for a rock concert than you might think. This is especially true if the speech is on a college campus and the speaker in question is Justice Antonin Scalia. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Suburban school district forms transgender access policyPALATINE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a
Suburban school district forms transgender access policy
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a district-wide policy that would give transgender students access to school facilities. The Daily Herald (bit.ly/1Kg4ixH) reports board members of Palatine-Schaumburg High... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Suburban school district forms transgender access policyPALATINE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a
Suburban school district forms transgender access policy
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted yesterday
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a district-wide policy that would give transgender students access to school facilities. The Daily Herald (bit.ly/1Kg4ixH) reports board members of Palatine-Schaumburg High... Read more
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Daily Herald
Suburban school district forms transgender access policyPALATINE, Ill. -- A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a dist
Suburban school district forms transgender access policy
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
PALATINE, Ill. -- A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a district-wide policy that would give transgender students access to school facilities. The Daily Herald (bit.ly/1Kg4ixH) reports board members of Palatine-Schaumburg High... Read more
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Yahoo News
Obama’s budget request comes amid sexual assault investigation backlog Student activists attend a press conference announcing a Title IX lawsuit aga
Obama’s budget request comes amid sexual assault investigation backlog
Yahoo News / Posted yesterday
Student activists attend a press conference announcing a Title IX lawsuit against the University of Mary Washington … President Obama called for a 29 percent increase in funding... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Medical Data Thievery Ensnares At Least 30,000 San DiegansTheft of patient information is an expensive and growing problem for health car
Medical Data Thievery Ensnares At Least 30,000 San Diegans
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
Theft of patient information is an expensive and growing problem for health care providers that range from big hospitals to small community clinics. And while breaches affecting tens of millions of customers tend to gather all the headlines, the... Read more
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MedCity News
How threatening are cyber-security breaches currently when it comes to medical devices and the IoT?In 2015, the threat of data breaches in healthcare became oh so real. As Forbe
How threatening are cyber-security breaches currently when it comes to medical devices and the IoT?
MedCity News / Posted 2 days ago
In 2015, the threat of data breaches in healthcare became oh so real. As Forbes broke down at the end of the year: According to OCR [Office of Civil Rights], there were 253 healthcare breaches that affected 500 individuals or more with a combined... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Breaking the Silence: Texas colleges face scrutiny for under-reporting sex assaultsA growing number of colleges and universities are being investigated to see if
Breaking the Silence: Texas colleges face scrutiny for under-reporting sex assaults
KXXV Waco / Posted 2 days ago
A growing number of colleges and universities are being investigated to see if acts of sexual violence were mishandled on their campus. Five of those colleges are in Texas: Cisco Junior College, Texas A&M at College Station, University of Texas -... Read more
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The Chronicle
A chance for change: Title IX at DukeLast month the public because aware of a student’s Title IX complaint filed aga
A chance for change: Title IX at Duke
The Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Last month the public because aware of a student’s Title IX complaint filed against Duke. The opened federal investigation will “review handling of sexual misconduct and harassment complaints involving students, faculty and staff.” While reports of... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Breaking the Silence: Texas colleges face scrutiny for under-reporting sex assaultsA growing number of colleges and universities are being investigated to see if
Breaking the Silence: Texas colleges face scrutiny for under-reporting sex assaults
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 3 days ago
A growing number of colleges and universities are being investigated to see if acts of sexual violence were mishandled on their campus. Five of those colleges are in Texas: Cisco Junior College, Texas A&M at College Station, University of Texas -... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Attorney responds to UT lawsuit claims(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims UT has fostered a culture tha
Attorney responds to UT lawsuit claims
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 3 days ago
(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims UT has fostered a culture that permits bad behavior by male athletes and protects them when they commit crimes. A Nashville lawyer filed the action in US district court on behalf of six women... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Jim Harbaugh ponders the attractiveness of whining in firing shot across SEC's bowLate last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alle
Jim Harbaugh ponders the attractiveness of whining in firing shot across SEC's bow
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 3 days ago
Late last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alleged she’d been raped by a member of the Seminoles football program. Two weeks later, it’s Tennessee that now finds itself under the ever-growing spotlight of sexual... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Lawsuit: Vols player put 'hit' on UT teammate who helped rape victimLate last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alle
Lawsuit: Vols player put 'hit' on UT teammate who helped rape victim
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 3 days ago
Late last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alleged she’d been raped by a member of the Seminoles football program. Two weeks later, it’s Tennessee that now finds itself under the ever-growing spotlight of sexual... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Cyclones' third-leading rusher, receiver no longer on teamLate last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alle
Cyclones' third-leading rusher, receiver no longer on team
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 3 days ago
Late last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alleged she’d been raped by a member of the Seminoles football program. Two weeks later, it’s Tennessee that now finds itself under the ever-growing spotlight of sexual... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Federal lawsuit accuses Vols of 'deliberate indifference' toward sex assaults by football playersLate last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alle
Federal lawsuit accuses Vols of 'deliberate indifference' toward sex assaults by football players
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 3 days ago
Late last month, Florida State settled a lawsuit with a former student who alleged she’d been raped by a member of the Seminoles football program. Two weeks later, it’s Tennessee that now finds itself under the ever-growing spotlight of sexual... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Despite federal probe, Knox County to break ground on middle schoolsKNOXVILLE — Knox County officials on Tuesday are scheduled to break ground on n
Despite federal probe, Knox County to break ground on middle schools
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Knox County officials on Tuesday are scheduled to break ground on new middle schools in Gibbs and Hardin Valley, despite an ongoing probe by the U.S. Department of Education. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Schools Superintendent Jim... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Georgia House panel OKs anti-discrimination billATLANTA — A Georgia House panel on Monday approved a bill preventing businesses
Georgia House panel OKs anti-discrimination bill
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
ATLANTA — A Georgia House panel on Monday approved a bill preventing businesses from discriminating based on race, country of origin or religion, a federal standard first set in the mid-1960s, after Republican members rejected an effort to add... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
KCS to break ground on two middle schools(KNOXVILLE) Knox County Schools will break ground Tuesday on new middle schools
KCS to break ground on two middle schools
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 5 days ago
(KNOXVILLE) Knox County Schools will break ground Tuesday on new middle schools for the Gibbs and Hardin Valley areas. The debate over the schools dates back more than a year, with much of the discussion surrounding the cost and need for the schools... Read more
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The Christian Post
Obama Ordered Agents to Delete Records of Muslims With Terror Ties, Whistleblower ClaimsU.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after attending a National Securit
Obama Ordered Agents to Delete Records of Muslims With Terror Ties, Whistleblower Claims
The Christian Post / Posted 5 days ago
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after attending a National Security Council meeting on the counter-Islamic State campaign accompanied by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (C) at the Pentagon in... Read more
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Officer.com
Baltimore Police to Launch Mediation ProgramBaltimore is planning to put police officers face-to-face with people who have
Baltimore Police to Launch Mediation Program
Officer.com / Posted 5 days ago
Baltimore is planning to put police officers face-to-face with people who have filed complaints against them. Mediation sessions, meant to open up communication and improve police-community relations, could start within the next few weeks. Trained... Read more
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NBC News
Baltimore Citizens, Cops Heal Rifts Through MediationChanga Onyango has seen the impact of deep-seated mistrust between Baltimore po
Baltimore Citizens, Cops Heal Rifts Through Mediation
NBC News / Posted 6 days ago
Changa Onyango has seen the impact of deep-seated mistrust between Baltimore police officers and the minority neighborhoods they serve. Police officers trying to arrest a teen in front of his family might be viewed with anger, but the cop might feel... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
County Commission League of Women Voters Q & ACounty Commission, 1st District Candidate Name: Michael Covington Party: Repu
County Commission League of Women Voters Q & A
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
County Commission, 1st District Candidate Name: Michael Covington Party: Republican Address: Box 6312, Knoxville 37914 Campaign Phone: (865) 314-0441 Email: CovingtonForDistrict1@gmail.com Candidate Name: Tyrone Fine Party:... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
Professor Resigns After Sexual Misconduct AllegationJason Lieb, a professor in the Department of Human Genetics, resigned a little
Professor Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegation
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 9 days ago
Jason Lieb, a professor in the Department of Human Genetics, resigned a little over two weeks ago following allegations that he violated the University’s sexual misconduct policies during a retreat organized by the molecular biosciences... Read more
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The Columbian
Education Department investigating Spokane schoolsSPOKANE — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spokane Public
Education Department investigating Spokane schools
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
SPOKANE — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spokane Public Schools handles special education after the former director of that program filed a federal civil rights complaint. Laura Pieper alleges districtwide discrimination... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
U.S. Dept. of Education investigating Spokane SchoolsSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spo
U.S. Dept. of Education investigating Spokane Schools
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 9 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spokane Public Schools handles special education after the former director of that program filed a federal civil rights complaint. Laura Pieper alleges districtwide... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
US deports Guatemalan man who complained of gangrene infection“Right now my dad is stuck at a stranger’s house who got deported with him,” sa
US deports Guatemalan man who complained of gangrene infection
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 9 days ago
“Right now my dad is stuck at a stranger’s house who got deported with him,” said Raul Rosa, son of 55-year-old Angel Rosa. “He had one shirt, one pair of pants, a pair of shoes and no money in his pocket.” He worried that his father has no medicine... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Education Department investigating Spokane schoolsSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spo
Education Department investigating Spokane schools
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 9 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spokane Public Schools handles special education after the former director of that program filed a federal civil rights complaint. Laura Pieper alleges districtwide... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Schools, Black Children, and Corporal Punishmentby Ariel Worthy With so much race debate in the country, there is one topic th
Schools, Black Children, and Corporal Punishment
The Birmingham Times / Posted 10 days ago
by Ariel Worthy With so much race debate in the country, there is one topic that sometimes gets overlooked: how Black children are disciplined compared to white children in school. In public schools in the U.S., Black children are twice as likely... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore to launch mediation program for citizen complaints against policeBaltimore is planning to put police officers face-to-face with people who have
Baltimore to launch mediation program for citizen complaints against police
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
Baltimore is planning to put police officers face-to-face with people who have filed complaints against them. Mediation sessions, meant to open up communication and improve police-community relations, could start within the next few weeks. Trained... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Nevergold challenges linking of tests to school takeoversA Buffalo School Board member has started an online petition premised on a fund
Nevergold challenges linking of tests to school takeovers
The Buffalo News / Posted 13 days ago
A Buffalo School Board member has started an online petition premised on a fundamental question: If state assessment tests are not valid enough to evaluate teachers and students, how can they be used to determine which schools should be placed in... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Petition by Buffalo board member questions use of state tests to determine schools for receivershipA Buffalo School Board member has started an online petition premised on a fund
Petition by Buffalo board member questions use of state tests to determine schools for receivership
The Buffalo News / Posted 13 days ago
A Buffalo School Board member has started an online petition premised on a fundamental question: If state assessment tests are not valid enough to evaluate teachers and students, how can they be used to determine which schools should be placed in... Read more
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Orange County Register
Investigate ICE abuse of women detaineesThirty-one women detained at the Santa Ana City Jail under the custody of U.S.
Investigate ICE abuse of women detainees
Orange County Register / Posted 14 days ago
Thirty-one women detained at the Santa Ana City Jail under the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have filed a complaint over traumatizing and degrading strip searches at the jail. The complaint, filed by Community Initiatives for... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Maron deputy charged with violating suspect's rights after beatingGRAPHIC VIDEO: Former Marion County deputy indicted on civil rights charge afte
Maron deputy charged with violating suspect's rights after beating
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Former Marion County deputy indicted on civil rights charge after beating Five Marion County sheriff's deputies face possible prison terms in a case personally prosecuted by the region's top federal lawyer and attorneys for the U.S.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Black motorists stopped TWICE as many times for not wearing beltBlack motorists are stopped and ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt TWICE as ma
Black motorists stopped TWICE as many times for not wearing belt
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
Black motorists are stopped and ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt TWICE as many times as white drivers in Florida Report by the American Civil Liberties Union 'reveals racial bias in police' Public data showed police ticket twice as many black... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaulST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaul
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaulST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaul
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaulST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaul
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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The News & Observer
Ferguson, feds reach tentative police reform deal | News & Observer January 27, 2016 5:37 PM Systemic changes agreed to afte
Ferguson, feds reach tentative police reform deal
The News & Observer / Posted 17 days ago
| News & Observer January 27, 2016 5:37 PM Systemic changes agreed to after fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014 Recommended... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) � The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
The Record Searchlight / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
Naples Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform dealST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with
Ferguson, feds reaches tentative police reform deal
KXXV Waco / Posted 17 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday. The recommended overhaul to the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Lawmakers question state education officials on quality of schools for juvenile offendersState education officials told lawmakers Wednesday that a $3 million increase i
Lawmakers question state education officials on quality of schools for juvenile offenders
Baltimore Sun / Posted 17 days ago
State education officials told lawmakers Wednesday that a $3 million increase in funding next year will allow them to add more teachers and fill vacancies at schools that serve juvenile offenders. They also promised to make other improvements to the... Read more
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