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Eyewitness Identification And Police Transparency In Virginia

In 2011, Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services updated its model policy for eyewitness identification procedures following revelations that previous practices were prone to error and could bring about wrongful convictions. Now, a new report finds that few of the state’s police departments have updated their policies to comply with new standards for suspect lineups. Additionally, at least 10 agencies still haven’t developed any policy at all, which has been required in writing since 2005. We’ll look at what could be causing the delay and see why some think it could be damaging for the state’s justice system.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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