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Decade-Old Lawsuit Of IMF And World Bank Protesters To Resume

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Testimony resumes next week in a lawsuit over the mass arrests of protesters in the District 10 years ago. Among the expected witnesses is a contractor who says he uncovered an attempt by someone to delete electronic data in the case.

The lawsuit stems from the September 2002 arrests of about 400 demonstrators in protest of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The case recently has revolved around allegations of missing records and data and potential evidence tampering.

A hearing before a federal magistrate in D.C.'s federal court began earlier this month but was halted when the judge agreed that Terry Ryan, a D.C. police department lawyer, should have his own attorney before answering any more questions about the alleged evidence tampering.

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How to Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says the traffic in the U.S. is the worst it has been in years. Yet, some urban transportation experts say there's reason to be optimistic. They point to revitalized city centers, emerging technology and the investment in alternative methods of transportation. A conversation about how we get around today, and might get around tomorrow.

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