How Bureaucrats Stand In The Way Of Releasing Elderly And Ill Prisoners December 5, 2013
Prisons are struggling to cope with the growing number of elderly and ill inmates incarcerated in the U.S., yet many are unable to secure an early release.
New Research Links Autism And Air Pollution
Research indicated that children with both the risk genotype and exposure to high air pollution were at increased risk of developing autism.
Uruguay’s President Asks World To Support Marijuana Legalization
President Mujica has compared the marijuana legalization effort to alcohol, where the money generated can contribute to the public good.
Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling Hits Public Employees, Art World, Hard
Judge won’t push the city to cut public pensions or sell artwork from the Detroit Institute of Arts, but admitted nothing is off the table.
After Years of Troubles, Largest Student-Loan Servicers Get Stepped-up Oversight
After a "recent uptick in delinquency rates" student-loan servicers will soon be getting regular oversight from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Strain Over Security Zone Evident In Biden Talks
The Vice President's meeting with Bejing's leaders underscored rising friction after China's recent territory dispute with Japan.
Report Recommends Ways To Reduce Wrongful Convictions
Report identified “tunnel vision” as major cause of wrongful convictions and also blamed culture of police as part of problem.
Booming Opium Trade Props Up, Plagues Afghanistan
The illicit opium trade has propped up the nation's fragile economy for years, but it comes with a heavy price in the form of conflict and drug addiction.
Pioneering Offshore Wind Project Faces Deadlines
The 130-turbine project would give new visibility to U.S. wind energy, must begin by Dec. 31 to qualify for crucial investment tax credit.
Drone Busters: Group Protests US Drone Program Through Altered Ads
The activist group aims to "correct" traditional marketing messages and replace them with a political twist.
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