Jessica Torres

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6 Unconventional Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are myriad books and discussions debating the traits and skills necessary to become a successful entrepreneur. What are rarely considered, however, are the weird, different and strange elements that people running prosperous …

The Department of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grants Operation HOPE $1,000,000 for Youth Empowerment Programs

<i>Award furthers nonprofit's national initiative, to empower underserved communities by teaching financial empowerment to youth and adults by 2020,</i> …

The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.<p>Transcript<p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is …

As US juvenile justice improves, West Virginia still funnels kids from schools to prisons

The United States has been rethinking its juvenile justice system since the late 1990s. As a result, the national youth incarceration rate has dropped dramatically in almost every state over the last 15 years — except in West Virginia.<p>While the US has cut its juvenile incarceration rate by half, …

Casey Introduces Legislation to Reform Juvenile Justice System, Eliminate Loophole That Leads to Incarceration of Youth for Status Offenses Like Truancy

This Face Belongs to a Man Who Allegedly Committed One of the Most Heinous Crimes Imaginable

A defenseless 4-month-old baby is dead after her mother’s boyfriend allegedly abused and sexually assaulted the infant, according to police in Albuquerque, N.M.<p>The child, Izabellah, died on Sunday after spending two weeks on life support for brain damage and other trauma relating to the horrific …

This Is How Often Your Phone Company Hands Data Over To Law Enforcement

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know how often the major Internet companies turned over information about their users to the U.S. government in the first half of this year (about 50,000 times affecting 100,000 people). Thanks to a different Ed, we now know how often the telephone companies do the …

Iowa law grants gun permits to the legally blind

Some blind people are granted gun permits in one US state, and law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of it.<p>The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa law doesn't allow sheriffs to deny a permit to carry a gun in public based on physical ability. Blind people can obtain the permits for …

Blind man struck by subway says dog 'saved my life'

<i>UPDATE: Cecil Williams will keep Orlando thanks to anonymous donations. Read more here.</i><p><i>By Colleen Long, The Associated Press</i><p>NEW YORK - A blind man and his guide dog were struck by a subway train in Manhattan on Tuesday after the man lost consciousness and they tumbled on to the tracks, but both …