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Less incarceration could lead to less crime

By Ken Cuccinelli and and Deborah Daniels June 19 at 7:39 PM Ken Cuccinelli II was attorney general of Virginia from 2010 to this year and is president of the Senate Conservatives Fund. Deborah Daniels was assistant U.S. attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs from...
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The U.S. should not abandon those who helped in Iraq

By Becca Heller June 19 at 7:41 PM Becca Heller is the co-founder and director of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. “[Terrorists] controlled Mosul [and are] now heading to Salahuddin. We are in great danger now. They are looking those who have worked from the U.S. . . . I and...

Northern Ohio Man Accused Of Mailing Powder To IRS

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man indicted on a charge of threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction is suspected of sending the Internal Revenue Service an envelope with white powder along with his tax return and a check. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s...

Gay Marriage Amendment Won’t Make Ohio Fall Ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A key organizer in the ballot effort to overturn Ohio’s gay marriage ban says a revised proposal lacks the required signatures to go before voters this fall. FreedomOhio’s executive director Ian James also said Thursday the campaign would not...

Woman Whose Body Was Found Off I-90 Identified

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities have released the name of the woman whose body was found this week off Interstate 90 because they’re investigating the incident as a homicide. The attorney general’s office says 47-year-old Theresa Dashewich was discovered...

Embiid Has Stress Fracture In Foot

Kansas center Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA draft, has a stress fracture in his right foot and is scheduled to have surgery on Friday. Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, made the announcement on Thursday, a week before the draft. Tellem says Embiid...

Part of Zimmerman defamation lawsuit dismissed

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Part of a lawsuit against NBC Universal that claims the television network defamed George Zimmerman in a 2012 broadcast was thrown out by a Florida judge Thursday, putting the entire litigation in jeopardy. Zimmerman’s attorneys waited too long...

DC to suspend test scores in teacher evaluations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced Thursday that it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards....
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CDC lab workers might have been exposed to anthrax

FILE – This undated file electronmicrograph from the official U.S. Department of Defense anthrax information Web Site shows Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells in a monkey spleen. Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis. The...

Court overturns city law that bars living in cars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law that bars people from living in parked vehicles, saying the vaguely written statute discriminates against the homeless and poor. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th...