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Should rap lyrics be used as legal evidence of criminal activity?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Rap lyrics are playing an increasingly prominent role as evidence in criminal cases nationwide, raising concern among legal scholars who question whether songs…read more

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New York City awards $40 million to the wrongly imprisoned “Central Park Five”

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New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of violently attacking a woman in Central Park; the city’s largest ever settlement in a civil rights case. The case of the “Central Park Five” was sensationalized in the media, inflaming racial tensions in the city and adding to a perception of lawlessness. Continue reading

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25 years later, Tiananmen Square massacre remains unspoken tragedy in China

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In 1989, unarmed students took to Tiananmen Square to call for government accountability, freedom of press and other pro-democracy causes. Continue reading

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Women work to change the culture of the free online encyclopedia “Wikipedia”

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The free online encyclopedia “Wikipedia” has come under scrutiny over a lack of female representation and participation on the website. A study published…read more

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Botched execution raises questions about lethal injection methods

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO A recent execution of a convict in the state of Oklahoma went terribly wrong after the state tried a new, untested combination of…read more

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