A study released by the Department of Justice yesterday indicates the nation's prison population increased by more than 56,000 in the 12 months ending June 30, 2005. Alex Cohen takes a look at how the increase has affected state and local budgets.
Former White House staffer and Jack Abramoff confidant David Safavian is set to go on trial today on charges of lying about his ties to Abramoff and obstructing federal investigators. Eric Niiler reports.
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