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Nation Aug 03

Is killing a police officer a hate crime?

Nearly every state has a hate-crime statute that increases penalties for offenders motivated by hatred of a victim’s race, religion, sexuality or other personal characteristic. Louisiana in May became the first state to add police to the list when it…

Nation Jul 06

Tiny houses are trendy, minimalist and often illegal

Some local governments around the country are welcoming tiny houses, attracted by their potential to ease an affordable housing crunch or even house the homeless. But lost in the enthusiasm is the fact that in many places, it is hard…

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