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As Body-Worn Camera Use Spreads, ACLU Pitches Its Own App To Record Cops

Want to quickly record police misconduct and file a complaint with a prominent civil liberties organization? There's now an app for that.
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Racial Incidents, Student Protests And Resignations At The University of Missouri

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned and the chancellor of the university’s main campus in Columbia announced he's stepping aside. Their moves are in response to student protesters who charged that the university failed to adequately respond to recent racial incidents: racial tensions on campus and debate over a university administration's response.

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Racial Incidents, Student Protests And Resignations At The University of Missouri

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned and the chancellor of the university’s main campus in Columbia announced he's stepping aside. Their moves are in response to student protesters who charged that the university failed to adequately respond to recent racial incidents: racial tensions on campus and debate over a university administration's response.

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Fairfax County Police Chief Reverses Course On Civilian Oversight

Critics of the Fairfax County Police have long called for civilian oversight over department practices following a string of police-involved deaths, but now the head of the department itself is dropping his opposition.

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What's Behind Rising Death Rates Among Middle-Aged White Americans

According to recent research, suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol abuse are driving up the death rates among less-educated white men and women between the ages of 45 to 54. We discuss what's ailing middle-aged white Americans and why.

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Traveling With Disabilities

After a five-hour flight from San Francisco to D.C., D'Arcee Neal, who has cerebral palsy and could not use the airplane bathroom, simply couldn't wait any longer and crawled off the plane when the airline failed to bring him the necessary, narrowly built wheelchair. We talk with D'arcee and other disability rights activists about what happened to him and how similar events can be avoided in the future.

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The FAA, Drones And The Safety Of The National Airspace

More than 700,000 hobbyists plan to buy a drone this year, up 63 percent from last year. Now the FAA will require registration of the small aircraft. What does it mean for the safety of the national airspace?

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Global Security Threats Posed By The Increasingly Sophisticated Tools Of Cyberwarfare

The U.S., Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have emerged as major players in the new world of cyberwarfare. With a panel of experts, we discuss global security threats posed by increasingly sophisticated malware and the new digital arms race.

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Concerns Over Russia's Growing Military Presence In Syria

Russia is sending what it calls "volunteer" troops to Syria, and its airstrikes have targeted CIA-backed rebels. We look at Russia's support of the Assad regime and escalating concerns over a possible U.S.-Russia proxy war in Syria.

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Maryland Activists Call For Policing Reforms

Monday night, a group of activists plan to ask lawmakers to sign on to a list of priorities they say are key to improving police accountability when there's misconduct.

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