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Sweden Drops Rape Investigation of Assange

Swedish prosecutors announced that the investigation into the alleged rape involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dropped, the Washington Post reports. Eva-Marie Persson, deputy director of public prosecution, said, “my overall…
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Illinois Students Locked Up For Minor Incidents

In spaces with names like the reflection room, the cool-down room, the calming room, and the quiet room, Illinois public school children as young as five wail for their parents, scream in anger and beg to be let out. The students, most of…

SD Anti-Meth Ads: Clever or Tone Deaf?

South Dakota officials knew the tagline on their campaign against methamphetamine addiction would provoke people. When “Meth. We’re on it,” was unveiled on Monday on a state website alongside portraits of healthy South Dakotans on football…
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Life Without Parole Term in Brutal PA Killings

Sean Kratz, who was convicted in the brutal 2017 killings of three men on a Pennsylvania farm, was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole after prosecutors dropped their bid for the death penalty, reports the New York Times. A…

PA Death Row Inmates No Longer Held in Solitary

Pennsylvania inmates on death row will no longer face solitary confinement, CNN reports. The American Civil Liberties Union said it reached a settlement in its class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections that…
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