Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:Agencies collected data on Americans cellphone use in thousands of ‘tower dumps’ — Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies conducting criminal investigations collected data on cellphone activity thousands of times
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States already struggling to get by will face even tighter fiscal constraints thanks to yet another costly Obamacare mandate. A study last week from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured revealed President Obamas health care takeover would dump
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In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a
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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper LOsservatore Romano on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Pope Francis speaks with Brazils President Dilma Rousseff during a welcome ceremony at Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Monday, July 22, 2013.
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Men receive longer sentences for equivalent crimes. Abstract: This paper assesses gender disparities in federal criminal cases. It finds large gender gaps favoring women throughout the sentence length distribution (averaging over 60%), conditional on arrest offense, criminal history, and other
In a rare study involving direct brain stimulation, Michael Greicius, a neurologist at Stanford University, and collaborators say they have uncovered direct evidence that a brain region known as the anterior midcingulate cortex and its surrounding network play a central
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The Atlantic cities reports: Criminologists call it the special sensitivity hypothesis. Defense attorneys often cite it as a mitigating circumstance when asking for lighter sentences for white collar clients. But according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the
Previously, covering Part One (out of Six) of the Chicago Tribune investigation Chemical flame retardants are everywhere. Our furniture. Our homes. Our bodies. Yet they dont seem to stop fires. They do, however, seem to make us sick.TOXIC HOT SEAT
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The Tumblr blog People of Color in European Art History, or medievalpoc for short, has a simple mission: to showcase works of art from European history that feature People of Color. All too often, these works go unseen in museums,