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High Court Takes Different Turn On Lab Tests

In cases that use lab work like DNA and fingerprints as evidence, the people who traditionally testify are the lab analysts who produced the evidence — not a supervisor or other expert. That's in accordance with the 6th Amendment's "Confrontation Clause," which gives defendants the right to confront the accused. Now the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, seems to be reconsidering when experts may testify.
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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.
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FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control, Official Says

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel that some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

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