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Associated Press

Martha Bellisle

21 October 2021

United States

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A growing number of prosecutors compile lists of police officers deemed untrustworthy witnesses, information they disclose to defense lawyers to prevent unjust criminal convictions. Called "Brady lists" or "do not cal...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

19 October 2021

Rochester, New York, United States

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During the 2020 social justice protests, Rochester city school leaders quickly acted to remove police officers from the schools. A long-time goal of school-discipline reformers, ending the use of school resource offic...

The New York Times

Jill Cowan

17 October 2021

San Diego, California, United States

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While much of the state is still facing a severe drought, San Diego has access to plenty of water. Restrictions - like not allowing restaurants to serve water unless it’s asked for and barring residents from watering ...

The Everett Daily Herald (HeraldNet)

Rachel Riley

10 October 2021

Washington, United States

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Washington state prison officials say they have tried for years to reduce their use of solitary confinement. They made some progress toward that goal until the pandemic. Despite that complication, hundreds still live ...

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Jennifer Gollan

9 October 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Starting in 1968, Congress has passed a series of laws, as have some states, stripping gun possession rights from people convicted of felonies or of domestic violence, or who are the subjects of restraining orders. Bu...

Stateline

Matt Vasilogambros

5 October 2021

United States

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Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted red-flag laws, most of them since the 2018 Parkland, Fla., school shooting. The laws, also called extreme risk protection order laws, allow law enforcement off...

Next City

Adina Solomon

29 September 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Secure Neighborhoods program lets select police officers buy houses at subsidized prices if they move into a mostly Black, historically disinvested neighborhood. The aim of the program is to make police officers p...

KMOV-TV

Lauren Trager

28 September 2021

Missouri, United States

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A new Missouri law, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, restricts the ability of local law enforcement officials to collaborate with federal officials in enforcing gun laws and investigating gun crimes. The law, wh...

Wall Street Journal

Nick Kostov

27 September 2021

France

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A mixture of mandates and incentives helped France overcome vaccine hesitancy and encouraged millions to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The government campaign was so successful that some of the restrictions – like the req...

The Cut

Melissa Jeltsen

22 September 2021

Moab, Utah, United States

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The case of Gabby Petito illustrates how decades-old laws meant to make police take domestic violence more seriously can backfire on the people who most need protection. Mandatory-arrest laws require police responding...

Vox

Kimberly Mas

22 September 2021

United States

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Prescribed burning or controlled burning is an ancestral indigenous practice in which specific sections of a forest are burned. Controlled burning also happens naturally like when lightning strikes a forest. Controlle...

ProPublica

Megan O'Matz

16 September 2021

Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin is a leader in the movement to treat fathers as equal caregivers and to prioritize shared custody in divorces. But this fathers' rights reform, combined with outmoded ideas about women who allege domestic vi...

KVUE-TV

Tony Plohetski

15 September 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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After years of inaction on police-reform measures, Austin city leaders raced to restructure and cut resources from the city's police department after the 2020 nationwide social-justice protests followed close on the h...

HlídacíPes.org

Tereza Engelová

28 November 2019

Czech Republic

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Čeští experti z ČVUT se podílí na boji proti terorismu. Vytvořili online výukovou platformu HERMES, která přispívá k deradikalizaci bývalých džihádistů a k prevenci náboru nových lidí pro teroristickou činnost. Pomocí...

The Guardian

Preeti Jha

14 September 2021

Bihar, India

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The Bihar, India, state government banned drinking and selling of alcohol in 2016 after women in the mostly rural state mounted protests blaming men's alcohol abuse for rampant violence against women. Hundreds of thou...

Rwanda Dispatch

Aimable Twahirwa

14 September 2021

Kigali, Rwanda

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A pilot program is using drones to spray anti-Malaria pesticides in high-incidence regions. The spraying drones have a 10-liter on-board tank that holds a biological insecticide, which uses bacteria that impacts larva...

Crosscut

David Kroman

13 September 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Washington state legislators imposed new restrictions on the use of force by police, including strict limits on physically restraining someone who is not suspected of committing a crime. At a time when non-police resp...

Nigeria Health Watch

Innocent Eteng

13 September 2021

Nigeria

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Miraclefeet is a U.S. based nonprofit that provides free clubfoot treatment in 29 countries, including 15 in Africa. Following Ponseti, a nonsurgical treatment plan, caregivers gently manipulate a child’s feet by stre...

San Francisco Chronicle

Rachel Swan

7 September 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland Ceasefire's "delicate architecture" balancing law enforcement and community-based responses to gun violence, which seemed to have helped lower the city's gun violence by half since 2012, came crashing down dur...

Bloomberg Businessweek

Fola Akinnibi

2 September 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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A 2002 agreement with the U.S. Justice Department made Cincinnati a model of police reform. After a series of controversial shootings of residents, police committed to a less harsh, more publicly accountable approach ...

Austin American-Statesman

Tony Plohetski

1 September 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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The 2020 protests over abusive policing nationwide led to Austin city leaders' decision to be the first major city to make major cuts in their police budget. But these early and rapid "defund-the-police" measures, cut...

5280 - The Denver Magazine

Daliah Singer

1 September 2021

Wellington, Colorado, United States

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Harvest Farm is an experiential recovery program that helps men experiencing homelessness and struggling with substance abuse achieve sobriety and become self-sufficient with stable work and housing. The program is fr...

BBC

Jo Mathys

Tom Heap

31 August 2021

Guatemala

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In the first half of this episode, the producers discuss "Tradewaters," an organization that disposes of canisters inside refrigerators. These canisters hold potent greenhouse gases. One 30-pound canister can leak up ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

27 August 2021

China

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China’s path to officially eliminating malaria began in the 1950s when a scientist in a government-funded program discovered the ancient Chinese herb Wormwood had been used to treat symptoms for centuries and went on ...

The Washington Post

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Elizabeth Dwoskin

24 August 2021

United States

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Vaccine Talk is a Facebook group for evidence-based discussion to help both pro- and anti-vaccine people wade through all of the conflicting, and oftentimes wrong, information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The group has...

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