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  • August 6, 2014  

    Earthquakes, unlike other natural disasters, often hit without warning. But some countries have systems to give residents a heads-up before one strikes. Despite a history of deadly quakes in California, the U.S. has no widespread warning system. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports on ShakeAlert, a project in development in Southern California that measures initial waves before a strong shaking. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2008  

    Twenty-two states have laws that restrict where convicted sex offenders may live and, in some cases, how they interact with the community after they are released from prison. Jeffrey Kaye reports on the laws and the constitutional questions they’ve raised. Continue reading