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  • People Lost More Property to Police Than Burglars Last Year


    Before John Oliver skewered the practice of civil forfeiture last year, many people didn't know it existed. And many still may not. But for the first time, the dollar value of assets seized by law enforcement has surpassed the amount of property lost to burglaries. So how does civil......

  • Small Businesses: Are You Ready for Black Friday?


    The deals, the crowds, the lines, the inventory, the staff, the website, and even the credit card swipers. Every small business owner wants that Black Friday bump, but is your store ready for the rush? If you're planning a big sale, whether online or at your store, you should......

  • Can I Sue for a Black Friday Injury?


    You woke up before dawn and posted up in front of the store. But you were not alone. When the doors opened, you and thousands of eager shoppers rushed to get inside. In the crush, you were hurt. What can you do? You can sue for an injury that......

  • Transgender Locker Room Policies


    As the debate over access to bathrooms and locker rooms for transgender people has raged, those on both sides of the issue have made arguments regarding privacy and safety for both cisgender (non-trans) and transgender people in shared intimate spaces. Early this month, the United States Department of Education......

  • Seven States Struggling With Medical Marijuana


    Cannabis laws have been changing rapidly in states around the country. But there is still a gap between legislation and life, with some states struggling to sort out implementation of their medical marijuana programs. In theory, these places have programs that allow qualified patients to obtain medical marijuana legally......

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  • Police say man in Mississippi Waffle House kills employee

    Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:59:52 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed an employee at a Waffle House restaurant in Mississippi on Friday after she asked him not to smoke, police said.

  • Chicago man charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old boy

    Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:46:42 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder on Friday in connection to the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured off a basketball court and shot in the head in an alley because of his father's gang ties.

  • The Latest: Chicago protest groups take different approaches

    Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:45:02 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

  • The Latest: Group encourages Hawaiian voters to keep voting

    Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:33:27 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a Supreme Court stay blocking the counting of votes in Native Hawaiian elections (all times local):

  • 2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops

    Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:23:49 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the country's defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the near-daily Palestinian attacks.

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