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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks about the city of Chicago's new municipal ID cards which will be accessible to residents who lack documentation for living there.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:00 -0400A murder video uploaded to Facebook brought attention to how the company monitors upsetting content. Artificial intelligence may be a solution, but experts say it could bring unwanted results.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:15:00 -0400Justice Department officials are demanding proof that cities receiving millions in law enforcement grants are complying with federal immigration law.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee, who was convicted of murdering a woman in 1993. The execution came shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the lethal injection.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:20:00 -0400The Arkansas Supreme Court has said it won't reconsider its decision to halt the execution of Stacey Johnson.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400On Saturday, people from around the country will take to the streets in the March for Science. Organizers say that the point of the March is not to make science political, but to highlight the reality of science to politicians, as a guide in policymaking, in which science is an uncharted issue.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400Pharmaceutical distributors — the middle men in the opioid epidemic — have already been paying out millions to federal and state law enforcement officials for the companies' role in the crisis. But a new front in the legal battle against opioids has opened. One personal injury lawyer in small-town West Virginia has come up with a creative legal theory to go after these distributors so that small, ravaged communities can collect too.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400The state of Arkansas will try again to execute two men Thursday night — if the courts clear the way. The state had hoped to put eight men to death before the end of the month.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:23:00 -0400Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord told staff this week she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. McCord has led the probe into Russian election meddling.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:23:00 -0400Early Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests to halt the execution of Ledell Lee. His execution was the first in Arkansas in almost 12 years.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400Arkansas suffered more legal setbacks in its bid to execute prisoners this month. The state Supreme Court spared an inmate, and a judge ruled against the use of one of the drugs for lethal injection.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:14:00 -0400At Wednesday's oral arguments, a clear majority of justices seemed troubled by a Missouri policy that bars state money from going to religious schools for playground improvements.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:24:00 -0400American Oversight, a watchdog group that includes former Obama administration lawyers, is using the Freedom of Information Act to keep tabs on the Trump administration's agencies.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400Prosecutors in Massachusetts have a court imposed deadline this week to decide how many cases they will dismiss because of a drug lab scandal that potentially tainted 24,000 criminal cases. They estimate that fewer than 1,000 cases will be re-prosecuted. The scandal involved a former state chemist found guilty of tampering with evidence.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Joe Domanick, associate director of the Center of Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, about the decision by the Los Angeles Police Commission to require officers to try to de-escalate tensions before they shoot.