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Federal prosecutors will soon be forced to admit that their star witness in the gang conspiracy case against Alex Sanchez is a fugitive still on a crime spree somewhere in Central America.

The era of "Lock 'em up and throw away the key" seems, slowly, to be drawing to a close.

Alex Gibney's new film Casino Jack tells the complete story of Jack Abramoff—and his victims.
 

Two former police members recently admitted to participating in a cover-up of the killings and wounding of unarmed civilians in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Nation reporter A.C. Thompson, who first broke the story in December 2008, is continuing to report on the investigation.

A host of politicians and pundits would have you believe that Hispanic immigrants are to blame for an uptick in urban crime. They're wrong.

Barnett Slepian was the last abortion provider to be gunned down in America, in 1998--until George Tiller.

Has Bill O'Reilly finally gone too far? MSNBC's Keith Olbermann links the murder of Dr. George Tiller to Fox News.

A look at the media's response to Dr. George Tiller's murder and what pro-choice organizations need to do moving forward.

It's too early to say whether the murder of a Kansas abortion provider will trigger another wave of a type of violence last seen in the 1990s. It is not too early to be struck by the parallels.

Prochoice groups declared Monday a national day of mourning following the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a provider of late-term abortions who was long a target of antiabortion zealots.

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Local reports say a male shooter opened fire near Marysville-Pilchuck High.

October 24, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

The Attorney General has cemented a doctrine of “too big to jail” at the Justice Department.

September 25, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

Sexual assault survivors forced campus officials to listen up. Last week’s news shows the feds picking up what’s been their work all along.

May 9, 2014

As reforms have caused incarceration rates to fall and the sky has not fallen with it, Americans are increasingly supportive of such measures. 

May 7, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014

The numbers look good. Someday they won’t. Let’s not talk about them so much.

March 12, 2014

US officials claim the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a major drug war victory. They're wrong.

March 7, 2014

Overall stops and arrests are down, but arrests of panhandlers and peddlers are way up.

March 6, 2014