Police stand watch over protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 13
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September 04, 2014

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.


medical marijuana
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September 02, 2014

First Medical Marijuana Tally Expected Next Week

Illinois officials say they expect to get the first indications next week of how many patients are applying for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana.


Art works at the Detroit Institute of Arts would be safe from creditors under bankruptcy plan.
(Carlos Osorio/AP)
September 02, 2014

Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.  It will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.


Carol Ammons, 103rd District State Rep. Democratic candidate
(Candidate Carol Ammons' Facebook page)
September 02, 2014

Rep. Jakobsson Endorses Candidate Carol Ammons

Two months prior to the November election, retiring Democrat Naomi Jakobsson has thrown her support behind her party’s nominee to succeed her. 


Dana Bolger, a rape victim, co-founded a group that seeks to education students of their rights.
(Jennifer Ludden/NPR)
August 26, 2014

Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.


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