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A Black Mississippi Judge's Breathtaking Speech To Three White Murderers

Judge Carlton Reeves sentenced three young white men in the murder of an innocent black man. But first, he had something to tell them.
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Governor Puts Moratorium On Pennsylvania's Death Penalty

Gov. Tom Wolf has declared a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania, taking a stance he had embraced during his recent campaign. Wolf, a Democrat, was sworn in last month.
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God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

The Iowa caucuses are a year away, which means it's time for presidential campaign books. Marco Rubio was in Iowa Friday to hawk his new work.
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Why Convention Sites Don't Make Very Good Swing State Strategy

The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.
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Alabama Police Officer Arrested Over Severe Injuries To Indian Man

Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was stopped last week as he walked in his son's new neighborhood. Patel remains hospitalized after surgery to fuse bones in his neck; his son says he now has limited mobility.
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Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

Google Vice President Vint Cerf says that our complete reliance on digital information that is often not preserved could result in an information "black hole" for future historians.
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How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S., and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.
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California Health Exchange Considers Extending Enrollment For Some

Plenty of uninsured people will discover they owe a penalty as they file their taxes over the next two months, and will also learn they could be locked out of buying insurance to solve the problem.
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Study: Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of School

Research suggests that punishment for African-American schoolgirls is more harsh than for other groups, and the racial disparities between punishment for girls are greater than those for boys.
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Obama To Urge Companies To Share Data On Cyberthreats

The Obama administration promotes a framework for sharing information about data breaches, hoping to prevent or limit attacks like those that recently hit Sony and Anthem Inc.

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