Thursday, April 20, 2017

States Consider Barring Death Penalty for Severely Mentally Ill

Upset that people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders have been put to death after murder convictions, lawmakers in a handful of states want to bar the use of the… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ducey Signs 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill That Toughens Penalty for Assaulting Off-Duty Police

In an effort to reinforce that “Blue Lives Matter,” the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey have created tougher penalties for assaulting a police officer — even if the officer… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Taxing the New Economy, Starting With Uber, Lyft

If any service best reflects the new economy, it may be hailing rides on demand from big companies like Uber and Lyft. They let riders avoid the hassle of flagging… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Quest to Capture and Store Carbon – And Slow Climate Change — Just Reached A New Milestone

A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially result in the active removal… Read More
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Underspending in 2020 census could lead to undercount of Blacks

When the independent federal watch-dog agency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released its 2017 “High Risk List” of dysfunctional, inefficient and wasteful programs, the 2020 Decennial Census made the Top… Read More
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

States Cut Some Red Tape in Prescriptions

Cameron Credle was barely more than a toddler when he was diagnosed with abnormally high cholesterol. And over the years, despite being an avid runner and bicyclist and a careful… Read More
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Public Defenders Push Strict Laws for Interrogation Footage

Adrian Thomas falsely confessed to harming his infant son when Troy police told him that admittance could save the boy's life. Video footage of the nearly 10-hour interrogation revealed what… Read More
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What the Unemployment Drug-Testing Bill on Trump's Desk Means for States

Any day now, President Donald Trump is expected to sign legislation that will undo an Obama-era regulation about drug testing the jobless. Ever since unemployment insurance was created by the… Read More
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

People See Black Men as Larger and Stronger than White Men — Even When They’re Not, Study Says

Even if white and black men are the same heights and weights, people tend to perceive black men as taller, more muscular and heavier. So said a psychological survey, published… Read More
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Google Hopes to Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

It's clear from the numbers. Google has a diversity problem. For the past few years, the company has publicly shared its workplace makeup in a report detailing the race, gender… Read More
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