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    Appeals Court Won't Reconsider Checkpoints Ruling

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    A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision that police checkpoints in a troubled Washington neighborhood were unconstitutional. The city had asked for a hearing before the entire court after a three-judge panel struck down the operation in the Trinidad neighborhood.

    Last year, D.C. police stopped cars in the area, refusing to let in motorists who didn't prove they lived in the area or reveal their destinations. A civil liberties group sued on behalf of three drivers.

    D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles says he is considering two options: taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court or modifying the program and creating, what he calls, checkpoints "2".

    "And that is a checkpoint which would be effective and comply with what the D.C. Circuit decided," said Nickles.

    The city has 90 days to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Patrick Madden reports...

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    O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

    An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
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    We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

    Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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    Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

    A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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    Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

    The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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