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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.
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Long Island Soaked By Record-Breaking Rainfall

Flood warnings are still in effect for other parts of New England after an early-morning downpour jeopardized commuters in New York. One town has been hit with more than a foot of rain.
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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Officer

Ronald Hampton — a black former police officer in Washington, D.C. — analyzes the recent spate of violent police encounters in the context of his experiences on the street.
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Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.
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More Details Surface On Missing IRS Hard Drive

A more detailed account about what happened to Lois Lerner's computer is now available. But critics say there are still lots of unanswered questions.
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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of Misconduct

Monica Potts reflects on her time reviewing civilian complaints about encounters with the NYPD, in light of several high-profile, videotaped confrontations this summer between officers and civilians.
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Math's Highest Honor Is Given To A Woman For The First Time

Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was among four winners of the Fields Medal. She said she hopes the win "encourages young female scientists and mathematicians."
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Another Police Shooting Reported In St. Louis Suburb

News of the shooting follows another night of protests over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon.
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Pot Tax Fails To Be A Windfall For Colorado

Colorado's governor expected to take in $100 million. In the fiscal year that just ended, the marijuana tax brought in $12 million. Many smokers buy medical marijuana which is taxed at a lower rate.
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Police Shooting Death Of Teen In Missouri Stokes Racial Tension

Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the white police officer who shot Michael Brown, a black unarmed teen.

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