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Why Ferguson reforms are starting in traffic courts St. Louis County's jumble of more than 80 municipal courts has been targeted by some public-interest lawyers who say the courts are virtual debtor's prisons, extracting fines and fees from poor drivers and using the money to fund local governments.
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'Moriarty' is a Sherlock Holmes tale with no Holmes in sight 'Moriarty' is far gorier than anything Arthur Conan Doyle ever penned.
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Are small business owners getting short-changed by banks? Small business loans totaled $4.1 billion in 2013, and banks have nothing against small business owners. Butaccording to research, they are currently getting short changed when it comes to their credit cardsand checking accounts. But why?
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This year, US imposed fewest death sentences in four decades The decline in the use of the death penalty stems from a combination of factors, including a large drop in violent crime and the fact that all states with the death penalty now offer the alternative of life in prison without parole.
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Bizarre Russian rock contains 30,000 diamonds Unearthed from a diamond mine in Russia and donated to science, the rock contains concentrations of diamonds millions of times greater than that of normal diamond ore.
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Boston Marathon bombing: Can Tsarnaev get a fair trial in Boston? The trial for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is slated to take place some three miles away from the finish line of the race. The final hearing before the trial is scheduled for Thursday.
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70 years later, judge rules 14-year-old boy was wrongly executed On Wednesday, a judge threw out the conviction of George Stinney, who at 14, was the youngest person to be executed in the United States in 1944. In the span of three months he was arrested, convicted of murdering two young girls, and sent to the electric
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Sony hack: Why do analysts believe North Korea is behind attack? Sony reportedly canceled the release of 'The Interview' Wednesday, after a terrorist threat aimed at theaters that screened the comedy about the attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
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How did a Texas plumber's truck end up with Syrian rebels? Mark Oberholtzer's Ford pickup truck is now being used on the front lines of Syria. The path from Texas to Syria may have been shorter than some speculate.
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Free Shipping Day: Is it really worth it? Free Shipping Day is today, Dec. 18, with many noteworthy retailers offering free shipping with no minimum purchase. But many stores already offer free shipping year-round, making their involvement in Free Shipping Day yawn-worthy at best.
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