The town of East Haven, Ct., has reached a proposed agreement with the U.S. government to settle claims that police discriminated against Latinos there. Citizens accused the police of excessive force, intimidation and unlawful search and seizure.
A new report says that while girls still lag far behind boys in the juvenile courts, the justice system is failing to take into account their physical and emotional needs. Most girls are locked up for crimes such as running away, school absences or even violating curfew — things that aren't even offenses for adults.
On a foot patrol in Kandahar, Nick Staback lost both of his legs after he stepped on a homemade bomb. Over the next year, his mother, Maria, became a tough coach as he learned to walk on two prosthetic legs, and together they adjusted to what she calls the "new normal" for their family.
Public health officials are trying to strike a balance between alerting, diagnosing and treating patients who might be at risk of fungal infections — and not overdiagnosing and overtreating those who aren't at risk. The caution is warranted. This type of infection can smolder for weeks before exploding into meningitis or causing massive strokes.
New York State's highest court says a tax exemption for "cultural and artistic performances" doesn't apply to strippers. But dissenting judges question whether it is constitutional to treat "highbrow dance and lowbrow dance" differently.
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