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Serial Killer Task Force Offers Some Hope To Families Of Slain Chicago Women — But Others Ask, ‘What Took Them So Long?’

Block Club Chicago

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"It's unfortunate that in our community, many times the lives of the people in our community don't seem to be as important as the lives of others."

What Jews Might Have Lost In the Fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

Forward

As flames devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on April 15, more than just a worldwide center of Catholic worship and an architectural masterpiece was threatened. Jewish history is also reflected in the cathedral, for better and for worse.

Our Growing Local News Desert

The River

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Local news is in crisis. Can new business models stay the damage, here and across the U.S?

Del Rosario slams Panelo for 'mindless' surrender to China

Rappler

If Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo is not defending the Philippines, 'what in heaven's name is he doing?' says former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

Esposadas a la Mara Salvatrucha

El Inter Cambio

El número de mujeres presas en Guatemala se ha cuadruplicado en los últimos cinco años. El auge de los megaoperativos policiales aumentó la cantidad de procesadas por delitos vinculados a la extorsión. La historia de una presunta colaboradora de una pandilla muestra que el sistema judicial acusa con mayor facilidad a las mujeres.

Erection Fever

Popula

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How New York's raw gay history ended up in a box.

The Marijuana Policy Project Helped Bring the US to the Brink of Legalization. Now What?

Cannabis Wire

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MPP’s new executive director talks equity, federal legalization, and the organization’s role in the booming, multibillion dollar global cannabis industry.

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I Still Miss You, Heroin

The Small Bow

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Sometimes the best way you can help someone struggling is by putting yourself out there. Or some version of yourself. Here's how one 15-year-old article about one person's heroin addiction resonated with thousands of people–and changed how the author saw her own addiction.

Battle for the Truth

Global Ground

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Tackling disinformation in Asia ahead of major elections

A Play Offers a Stinging Account of Immigration Detention in the US

Documented

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Edafe Okporo's one-man play details the grueling process of getting asylum in the U.S.

Un exjefe de la Policía de Chubut irá a juicio por el supuesto abuso de dos menores

Adnsur

Se elevó a juicio oral y público la causa en la que se acusa al exjefe de la Policía de Chubut, por el presunto abuso sexual de dos menores. Ambas víctimas son hijas de su expareja.

S3 EP06: The Plateau of Productivity

Zig Zag

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Sexy it's not, but the last phase of the Hype Cycle means you're LEGIT.

Scanning 900,000 Faces Was an Act of Blind Faith

Hmm Daily

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The Worst Thing We Read Yesterday™

“Whose dog is this?” and other odd questions fielded by Denver’s resourceful 311 agents

Colorado Sun

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Denver's help line — and companion app — have reduced wait times from 8 minutes to 28 seconds since 2017

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How Kamala Harris Helped Her Hollywood Donors Censor the Web

Sludge

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Harris, who has taken more than $1 million in campaign contributions from the entertainment industry, was a key player behind SESTA-FOSTA, a bill that internet freedom advocates say threatens the open internet.

Hijo de un agente del Estado en dictadura cuenta su historia: “Mi padre, el criminal”

The Clinic

Pasó toda su vida sin saber quién era su padre, ni sentir curiosidad, hasta que un día decidió buscarlo y lo encontró en un expediente judicial.

A Closer Look at Albany Democrats’ Compromise on Bail Reform

Gotham Gazette

At a Sunday press conference, following his overnight announcement of a $175.5 billion budget deal, Governor Andrew Cuomo heralded a criminal justice reform agreement with the Legislature, and thanked one member of the Assembly in particular.

A Tale of Two Pre-Ks

FAQ NYC

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Within Universal Pre-K, there are two groups of teachers — one that works for the city, and one that works for community groups the city contracts with — that do the same work, for very different salaries.

Is Philly Blaming its Trash and Recycling Crisis on Black People?

ecoWURD

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If Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney isn’t careful, his ambitious “Zero Waste by 2035” plan to clean his city could easily, well, turn into garbage.

Oscuro: cuando la Policía decide que un cómic es ilegal

El Faro

La Policía Nacional Civil (PNC) censuró un cómic que narra las aventuras de un expandillero devenido en superhéroe. Mientras que la institución que apadrinó el proyecto defiende que es de prevención, la Policía dice que el cómic hace apología y promueve antivalores. De fondo, Oscuro retrata una ejecución extrajudicial cometida por policías. El Relator Especial para la Libertad de Expresión de la CIDH denuncia la censura.

Domestic Violence Victim Wins Case Against Russia at UN

Transitions Online

Number of domestic violence complaints in Russia skyrocketed since decriminalization law passed in 2017.

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