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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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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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GOP Candidates Head To South Carolina After Trump Victory In New Hampshire

With the New Hampshire primary doing little to settle the GOP race, presidential candidates headed straight to South Carolina on Wednesday to start campaigning ahead of the state's primary in 10 days.
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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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