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Texas Arson Review Yields A Handful of Questionable Cases
How many Texans are in prison for arson fires that, in fact, were accidents?
August 10, 2012
More Deaths Go Unchecked as Autopsy Rate Falls to "Miserably Low" Levels
Nearly 7,000 people die each day in the United States, and according to a new report, there remains a critical shortage of experts trained to determine their cause of death.
August 8, 2012
New Questions about Sheldon Adelson's Casino Operations in Macau
Las Vegas Sands insisted it needed approval from Macau authorities in order to give federal investigators documents that it turns out were in the U.S. all along.
July 27, 2012
Major Reforms Announced for Troubled New Orleans Police Department
The Justice Department and the city of New Orleans today jointly announced sweeping reforms to the New Orleans Police Department, the result of a long-awaited consent decree stemming from investigations into police misconduct in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
July 24, 2012
His Man in Macau: Inside the Investigation Into Sheldon Adelson's Empire
A decade ago gambling magnate and leading Republican donor Sheldon Adelson looked at a desolate spit of land in Macau and imagined a glittering strip of casinos, hotels and malls.
July 16, 2012
Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Life Terms for Kids: What it Means
The majority opinion, written by Justice Elena Kagan, said that the policy violates the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
June 25, 2012