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  • 'Shocked' Anti-Defamation League slaps FBI 'diss on hate crimes

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled several Washington, D.C.-based family organizations as "hate groups" for favoring traditional marriage, has been dumped as a "resource" on the FBI's Hate Crime Web page, a significant rejection of the influential legal group. The Web page...

  • Correction: Death Row-Virginia story

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In a story March 25 about a legal battle over policies on Virginia's death row, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of Rebecca Glenberg. She is legal director of the ACLU of Virginia, not its executive director. The story also mischaracterized the ACLU of...

  • EBT cards, as well as welfare reform, cut crime

    In a Washington Examiner column earlier this month, I suggested that welfare reform may have had the incidental and beneficial effect of cutting crime -- and be responsible for part of the astonishing decline of violent crime over the last 20 years. Now I see, thanks to Ben Domenech's "The...

  • Md. inmate pleads guilty in officer's stabbing

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A convicted double murderer had 20 years added to his sentence Tuesday for stabbing a correctional officer in an attack that prompted a management shake-up at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Richard Crawford, 45, was already...

  • Texas lawmakers to review juvenile justice policies

    Texas lawmakers are taking testimony on what changes may be necessary for the state's juvenile justice system. The Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence is meeting Tuesday morning to consider the rules for sentencing 17-year-olds as adults in criminal cases.

  • Day care director charged with assaulting 2 kids

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prince William County police say a Manassas day care director has been charged with physically assaulting two children in her care. Police announced Monday that 39-year-old Arousha Shahin of Haymarket, who runs the SMILE Day Care, was arrested Friday. Authorities say...

  • Feds reach out to kids over online predators

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents to schools and community centers across the country to teach teens and...

  • Convicting 5, jury nixes Madoff claim he was alone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff's claim he carried out a nearly $20 billion fraud by himself has been firmly rejected by a New York jury that convicted five of his former top employees. The federal court verdict Monday came in the first trial to result from the...

  • Man charged after body found at Va. boat ramp

    POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — Police say an arrest has been made after a body was found inside a burned vehicle at a boat ramp in Powhatan. The Powhatan County Sheriff's Office says in a release that 29-year-old Juan Carlos Ayala Rivas was arrested Friday in Chesterfield County on charges of...

  • Deputy accused of stealing money taken in raid

    HOUSTON — Harris County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been fired for stealing money he was supposed to have confiscated and held as evidence. Jason Henry Hayes was fired Thursday and is charged with theft by a public servant and tampering with evidence. The 33-year-old Hayes began...

  • Firing of officer who shared Rihanna photo upheld

    LOS ANGELES — A police officer who distributed an evidence photo depicting Rihanna's injuries after she was attacked by Chris Brown was properly fired for her actions, a judge ruled Thursday. Former Los Angeles police officer Rebecca Reyes took a picture of an evidence photo and the image...

  • Big Ideas: On partner homicide, fashion and e-cigarettes

    Janine Zweig for the Urban Institute's MetroTrends blog: Just like O.J. Simpson's 1994 trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, Olympian Oscar Pistorius' trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has catapulted intimate partner homicide back into the news. Simpson was acquitted...

  • Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

    A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

  • Former Iowa felon says she believed she could vote

    KEOKUK, Iowa -- A former drug offender on trial for illegally voting in an Iowa municipal election last fall testified Wednesday that she believed her right to cast a ballot had been restored when she completed probation. Kelli Jo Griffin's case highlights Iowa's unusually harsh and confusing...

  • Ohio court reverses ruling that freed ex-cop

    AKRON, Ohio — An appeals court in Ohio says a judge was wrong to release a former police captain who had spent nearly 15 years in prison in his ex-wife's killing. The ruling released Wednesday comes a little more than a year after Douglas Prade was freed from prison based on new testing of a...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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