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Judge Rules Law Banning Late Evening, Early Morning Release Of Inmates Unonstitutional

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For approximately five years, from 2004 until 2009, the city prohibited individuals from being released from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. from the city's jail facility in southeast D.C.

If officers didn't finish processing a person's release paperwork until late, individuals were stuck overnight.??

City officials had defended the 10 p.m. cutoff, saying it protected the individuals and the community. ??

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said the practice was unconstitutional and called the cutoff law "shocking."

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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