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ACLU: Reduce Crime by Reducing Prison Sentences

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A report from the American Civil Liberties Union says several U.S. states have reduced crime – and saved money – by putting fewer people behind bars. The report, released Tuesday, says one in 99 people living in the U.S. are in prison, making the country the world’s largest incarcerator. But it said a number of […]

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White House Lays Out Strategy to Fight Violent Extremism

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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White House officials say al-Qaida remains the biggest terror threat to the United States, but that government efforts to combat violent extremism should not focus solely on Islamic radicals. In a report released Wednesday, the White House revealed its broad strategy to prevent ideologically inspired attacks. While the report said al-Qaida and its affiliates are […]

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Russia Rejects Polish Report on Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian investigation has dismissed a Polish report partially blaming Russian air traffic controllers for the 2010 crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people. Alexei Morozov, chief of the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee panel that investigated the crash, said Tuesday the controllers had given the pilots precise guidance and that the […]

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Russia Rejects Polish Report on Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian investigation has dismissed a Polish report partially blaming Russian air traffic controllers for the 2010 crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people. Alexei Morozov, chief of the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee panel that investigated the crash, said Tuesday the controllers had given the pilots precise guidance and that the […]

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Polish Defense Minister Resigns Over Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich has resigned after the release of a government report that blamed Polish officials and Russian air traffic controllers for a plane crash that killed Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 other people. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Friday he accepted Klich’s resignation, which he offered on Thursday. The long-awaited report […]

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Polish Defense Minister Resigns Over Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich has resigned after the release of a government report that blamed Polish officials and Russian air traffic controllers for a plane crash that killed Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 other people. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Friday he accepted Klich’s resignation, which he offered on Thursday. The long-awaited report […]

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Polish Report: Russians Share Responsibility for Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Polish investigation into the plane crash last year that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others finds Russian air traffic controllers gave incorrect instructions to the plane’s pilots. The report, released Friday, also said lighting was bad at the airstrip where the plane crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk. The long-awaited assessment also […]

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Five European Countries on Human Trafficking Watchlist

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States on Monday included five European countries on a human trafficking watchlist, saying they failed to step up efforts to fight prostitution and forced labor. Belarus, Estonia, Russia, Cyprus and Malta are on this year’s watchlist, which is included in the State Department’s 2011 annual report on trafficking in persons. The report says […]

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US Gives Failing Grades to 23 Countries in Human Trafficking Fight

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has sharply increased, from 13 to 23, the number of nations said to be failing to meet international standards in the fight against human trafficking. Lebanon, Libya, Venezuela and several African countries are among the countries new to the list of the world’s worst offenders on the State Department’s annual report on […]

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UN Report: Heroin, Cocaine, Canabis Markets Decline or Stabilize

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says global markets for heroin, cocaine and cannabis declined or remained stable last year, but the production and abuse of prescription and synthetic drugs increased. In its annual World Drug Report issued Thursday, the U.N. agency says global production of heroin’s key ingredient, opium, dropped 38 percent […]

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