Mara Herrera

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Obama administration reviewing hostage policies, but not ransom ban

President<p>Obamahas ordered a review of his administration’s handling of kidnappings by terrorist organizations, theWhite Houseconfirmed Tuesday, but that review does not include a reconsideration of U.S. policy against paying ransom for hostages.<p>The president ordered the review “over the summer” and …

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Are California Prisons Punishing Inmates Based on Race? — ProPublica

In several men’s prisons across California, colored signs hang above cell doors: blue for black inmates, white for white, red, green or pink for …

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After Trayvon: Will There Be Justice for Florida's Other Stand Your Ground Victim?

The trial of 17-year-old Jordan Davis' killer begins this fall<p>In the backdraft of the Trayvon Martin debacle, Florida – and its bungling special …

Danvers High School murder: 24-year-old Collen Ritzer found dead, 14-year-old student to be charged with murder.

A 24-year-old high school math teacher was found dead overnight Tuesday behind a public school roughly a half-hour outside Boston. Police said this …

Zimmerman lawyer drafting bill that could hold Florida parents liable in online bullying cases

The lawyer for George Zimmerman said Friday that he is drafting a bill that could hold Florida parents liable if their children takes part in online bullying.<p>Mark O’Mara wants to provide law enforcement a tool to use to combat the disturbing trend, Shawn Vincent, a spokesman from his office, told …

Supreme Court seems to favor affirmative action ban

Conservative justices may uphold a Michigan ballot measure banning 'preferential treatment' in state university admissions. Their ruling could affect California's Proposition 209.<p>October 15, 2013|By David G. Savage<p>Students protest bans on affirmative action in state university admissions… (Andrew …

Elderly Husband Shoots Man, 22, For Sleeping with His 63-Year-Old Wife

A 68-year-old Arizona man shot a much younger man that he allegedly caught in bed with his wife, 63, according to police.<p>The 911 call that was placed …

The Road to Marijuana Legalization Runs Through Cities, Not States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana …

Proposed Minimum Sentencing Law In Illinois Faces Scrutiny

In Illinois, you can face a prison term of one to three years if you use a weapon unlawfully. But you might serve only half that time, or you could get probation or even boot camp.<p>Chicago alone saw more than 500 murders last year, most by gunfire. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the current law is not …

Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System

Don't believe the Citizens United pollyannas. Watching money flooding into elections for judges' seat shows how dangerous unregulated campaigns can be.<p>Every once in a while, David Brooks writes a column in <i>The New York Times</i> that makes one just cringe. That was the case with his "Don't Worry, Be …

The real state of SA crime

Whether you’re sipping on your tea in an upper-class residential area or find yourself comfortably ensconced in your three-bedroom townhouse in the …

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