Some communities have seized a chance to amend long-entrenched policies that make the U.S. the world’s incarceration capital. The changes could free some suspects who die before getting their day in court.
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Spy agency ducks questions about 'back doors' in tech products
The U.S. National Security Agency is rebuffing efforts by a leading Congressional critic to determine whether it is continuing to place so-called back doors into commercial technology products, in a controversial practice that critics say damages both U.S. industry and national security.
'Stop the violence', says father of Black man killed by Philadelphia police
The family of a Philadelphia Black man shot dead by police appealed for calm as a second night of protests over his death brought renewed violence, with clashes between police and demonstrators and some looting of stores.
A Chicago dad wanted revenge after his son was shot. An outreach worker talked him down
CHICAGO - On a warm evening last spring, Bo Deal got word that a teenager had been shot at a street corner in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. He raced to the scene and quickly pieced together from eyewitnesses what had gone down.
Analysis: Merkel's success overshadowed by ugly battle to succeed her
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are riding high in opinion polls but their popularity masks serious unease among senior party officials about damaging internal divisions triggered by a delay in voting for a new leader.
Trump administration sets record low limit for new U.S. refugees
The Trump administration has slashed the number of refugees it will allow to resettle in the United States in the coming year, capping the number at 15,000, a record low in the history of the country's modern refugee program.
Analysis: Biden would face uncertain path to detente with wary Iran
Joe Biden plans to scrap what he calls the "dangerous failure" of President Donald Trump's maximum pressure policy on Iran should he win the U.S. election, but after years of confrontation his diplomacy-first approach to a historic Middle East foe could prove an unforgiving challenge.
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