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SCOTUS Affirms Denial of Birth Control by Family-Owned Companies Updated

🕔12:38, 5.Jul 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The United States Supreme Court closed its 2013 with a case that allows the religious owners of closely-held or family-owned companies to trample on the reproductive choices its women employees and their religious rights. In a

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Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson Updated

🕔17:10, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has vacated eight murder convictions of men who were imprisoned for crimes they said they did not commit. Six cases were vacated. In two cases two of the men were co-defendants.

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Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

🕔16:58, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller During last year’s contentious campaign for Brooklyn District Attorney, then-candidate Ken Thompson vowed to support raising the age of criminal responsibility so that children under the age of 16 would not be prosecuted and imprisoned as

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Tenants File Discrimination Lawsuit Against New York’s Property Tax System

🕔09:20, 23.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit claim New York’s property tax classification system violates the Fair Housing Act. The plaintiffs are apartment renters Ernest Robinson (living in the Bronx) and Rosa Rodriguez (residing in Queens). New York

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt  6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto. Updated

🕔10:57, 6.Jun 2014

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt  6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto’s funeral will take place at St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church on Friday, June 6, 10am By Mary Alice Miller After a weekend of deadly

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Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Located Deal to Exchange 50 Schoolgirls for 100 Boko Haram Prisoners Falls Apart

🕔09:02, 30.May 2014

  By Mary Alice Miller The Nigerian military announced it knows the whereabouts of 276 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. On Monday, Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh told a group of demonstrators that “the good news for the

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Activists File Federal Lawsuit to Save Chicago, Newark and New Orleans Public Schools

Activists File Federal Lawsuit to Save Chicago, Newark and New Orleans Public Schools Updated

🕔13:40, 28.May 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Marking the 60th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, a complaint filed last week with the U.S. Department of Education’s civil rights office and the U.S. Department of Justice charge that school

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World Community Galvanizes Against Emboldened Boko Haram Terrorists Updated

🕔13:41, 16.May 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Nigeria has offered $300,000US for information leading to the return of almost 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. In response, Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, has released a video saying he

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Reforms come to the NYC Council

🕔09:38, 10.May 2014

By Mary Alice Miller Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has brought a breath of fresh air to the NYC Council after 8 years of stifled democracy under former Speaker Christine Quinn. After consensus grew from a majority of new and returning Council

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Public Policy and Children Who Kill Part 2

🕔09:16, 26.Apr 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the formation of a commission to reform New York State’s archaic criminal and juvenile justice laws. New York and North Carolina are the only two states that charge 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. Last month,

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