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The multi-state lawsuit aims to stop the Trump administration from denying green cards to immigrants who receive public assistance, including food stamps and Medicaid.
The amicus brief by Blumenthal and other Senate Democrats says failure to dismiss the case could hurt the high court's credibility.
A federal "red flag" bill and another outlawing high-capacity magazines are among the bills to be considered by the House Judiciary Committee on Sept. 4.
A task force formed in the wake of a patient abuse scandal is reviewing the search policy at Whiting Forensic Hospital, discussing how to balance safety and patients' civil rights.
Last month there were only 43 young boys confined at the state's high-security prison in Cheshire. Three years ago there were 76.
The recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton have once again led to the same kind of debate that followed the terrible massacre of 20 children and six teachers in a kindergarten classroom in Newtown seven years ago. At that time, the governor of Connecticut led the charge for stricter gun control laws but others argued that the focus should be on the mentally ill young killer who wielded the weapons. At the time, I wondered why people on both sides of the issue preferred to "demonize" each other instead of working together. I still feel the same way seven years later.
Many states have passed or are considering legislation banning or limiting the use of expulsion and suspension in preschools. These laws are a response to research showing that preschoolers are more likely that older children to be expelled and suspended from school. The rates are staggering: On average 250 children nationwide are expelled or suspended from preschool every day.
The supposed suicide of Jeffery Epstein has fanned the speculation of a cover-up across the entire ideological spectrum. What follows is my attempt to look at published reports objectively and give my medical opinion. Having done so, I have concluded Epstein’s death was a suicide by hanging.
For more than two years, we've been given very optimistic projections and assurances about "Students First." Just as investigative reporters examine controversial claims by “following the money,” here's what we know about state funding for “Students First.”
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