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ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials

Government documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a pattern of abuse, says the ACLU. The government says its investigations found no evidence of misconduct.

FBI Over-Counted Encrypted Phones Connected To Crimes — By A Lot

For about seven months, the bureau has been telling Congress and the public that potential evidence on nearly 7,800 blocked devices continues to elude investigators. Those numbers are way off.

Overturned Truck Flips Commuters The Bird, Spilling 40,000 Lbs. Of Feathers

The semi scattered nearly 2,300 chickens’ worth of feathers across an interstate highway Wednesday, according to authorities in Washington state. Oh, and reader beware: There be puns in this post.

Milwaukee Police Disciplined For Using Stun Gun On, Arresting NBA Player

Police confronted Sterling Brown, a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks, in January over a parking violation. On Wednesday, Milwaukee’s police chief said that the officers had acted inappropriately.

On Capitol Hill, USA Gymnastics President Apologizes To Nassar’s Victims

Executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the governing bodies of swimming, taekwondo and volleyball also testified about changes their organizations are making to protect athletes from abuse.

Senate Reaches Agreement On Changes To How Congress Handles Sexual Harassment Claims

Senate leaders announced a deal on legislation to overhaul how Congress investigates allegations of sexual harassment. The measure makes lawmakers personally liable for settling claims and streamlines the process for filing complaints. Top Republican a…

Southern Baptist President Removed Over Language On Sexual Abuse Of Women

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has removed its president over past advice he gave women regarding sexual abuse. He advised women to pray for their abuses and not report them to authorities.

Most States Don’t Require Guns To Be Locked Up

The latest mass school shooting in Texas rekindles a debate over gun storage laws, after it was revealed the alleged shooter used his father’s guns. The National Rifle Association also favors tightening how owners handle guns, but actual laws and regul…

Milwaukee Basketball Player Sues Police After Being Tased

In January, Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown was tased by Milwaukee police who were checking on his car. Brown was arrested but not charged and questions were raised at the time about what prompted the police to tase him. Brown is now suing police as the …

Texas Gov. Continues Roundtable Discussions On School Shooting Prevention

In the wake of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has convened a series of roundtable discussions about how to prevent and respond to school shootings. NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Allen Banks, the police chief in Round Rock, T…

‘I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,’ Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access

Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys’ bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor.

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