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Here’s What Some Twin Cities Residents Say About Philando Castile’s Killing – July 11, 2016 – People who live near the site of the shooting recall tension over race and policing long before officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Philando Castile.

Amid Deepening Investigation, A Clearer Picture Of Dallas Shooter Emerges – July 11, 2016 – The man who fatally shot five Dallas police officers may have had plans for a wider attack, according to the city’s police chief. Investigators are piecing together Micah Xavie …

Police Shootings Of Black Men Aren’t Special. And That’s What’s So Sad  – July 11, 2016 – After a week of violence and death, Youth Radio’s Soraya Shockley ponders how to move forward despite the sadness and anger.

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Spark Networks Settles: Dating Sites to Recognize LGBT Users
Love is blind. It does not discriminate. The same now applies to Christian Mingle and other targeted dating sites owned by Spark Networks, according to an approved settlement in a California court case seeking accommodation for LGBT singles. The… [Jul 7, 2016 11:32:38 PM, Spark Networks Settles: Dating Site]

Supreme Ct: Abortion Clinic Restrictions Can’t Unduly Burden Women
Today the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Texas legal provisions that would have severely restricted access to abortions in that state. Five justices agreed that the law placed an undue burden on women in violation of constitutional rights, and the… [Jun 28, 2016 10:08:42 PM, Supreme Ct: Abortion Clinic Restric]

No Deportation Relief for Undocumented Parents of Americans and LPRs
The Supreme Court announced a deadlock today in a case about an immigration reform measure by President Obama. It would have allowed millions of undocumented parents of American citizens and permanent residents to avoid deportation and live in the… [Jun 23, 2016 9:52:17 PM, No Deportation Relief for Undocumen]

Supreme Court Shifts Perspective on Illegal Police Stops
It used to be that if a police stop was unreasonable, evidence found after that illegal stop was excluded from a case when successfully challenged in court. This week, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that evidence from… [Jun 23, 2016 8:40:25 PM, Supreme Court Shifts Perspective on]

Net Neutrality Matters: Internet Is a Utility, Not a Luxury, Court Rules
We the people need the web, according to a federal appellate court decision issued today. Specifically, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that strict regulation of broadband companies by the Federal Communications Commission… [Jun 14, 2016 9:33:27 PM, Net Neutrality Matters: Internet Is]

Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.
The group faces perhaps the biggest crisis in its short history, as it scrambles to distance itself from the Dallas gunman and tries to rebut a chorus of detractors.
– Jul 10, 2016

A Struggle for Common Ground, Amid Fears of a National Fracture
People in interviews across the United States said the nation increasingly felt mired in bloodshed and blame, and was fracturing along racial and ideological lines.
– Jul 10, 2016

‘Bomb Robot’ Takes Down Dallas Gunman, but Raises Enforcement Questions
Did the use of a bomb disposal robot by Dallas police to carry and detonate an explosive device blur the line between policing and warfare?
– Jul 9, 2016

5 Slain Dallas Officers Served Overseas and at Home
The dead officers included at least two military veterans and one who was awarded a title of ‘Cops’ Cop.’
– Jul 9, 2016

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