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D.C. Police Chief Talks Homicides, Stop-And-Frisk

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says New York City's stop-and-frisk policy probably helped reduce crime but became a less acceptable police tactic as communities there became safer.

Lanier spoke at an American Bar Association conference, where she discussed tactics to reduce homicides.

In response to a question, Lanier said the policy might have run into problems by not requiring officers to provide detailed explanations for why individuals were stopped and frisked.

A federal appeals court blocked a judge's ruling earlier this week that found that stop-and-frisk discriminated against minorities.

After that ruling, D.C. police said they would make what they call "two minor changes" to the department's stop-and-frisk policy. At the time, a spokesperson said the department believes the policy was still sound, and the changes were meant to make it more current.

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For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic 'Power'

Comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele satirize people of all races on their Comedy Central sketch show. Originally broadcast Nov. 20, 2013.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.
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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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