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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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Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.
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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

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