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Posted: 2019-02-20 16:58:56
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The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.
Posted: 2019-02-20 16:54:21
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A winter storm swept across much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast on Wednesday, hampering air travel and prompting officials to close federal offices in Washington and several large public school systems.
Posted: 2019-02-20 15:47:06
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West Virginia teachers were on strike for a second straight day on Wednesday, canceling classes for about 270,000 students and keeping up pressure against a bill that would allow the state's first seven charter schools to open.
Posted: 2019-02-20 15:40:13
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In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as well as the federal government.
Posted: 2019-02-20 15:18:04
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Ruling for the first time that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as well as the federal government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with an Indiana man who argued police violated his rights by seizing his $42,000 Land Rover vehicle after he was convicted as a heroi...