No, complimenting a woman won't be considered sexual harassment

Nov 20, 2017
Here's a look at what actually constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace.

New York is betting $155 million that it can cut evictions

Oct 2, 2017
A new law gives low-income residents access to free legal help in housing court.
Without a lawyer, tenants facing eviction are at a disadvantage, said Sergio Jimenez, an attorney at the nonprofit Brooklyn Defender Services.
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How do colleges teach students to engage in opposing views while keeping them safe?

Sep 26, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak at Georgetown University today. His topic, somewhat ironically, is free speech on college campuses. Recently there have been violent protests against controversial speakers on campus, sometimes leading to cancelled invitations. In the age of “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces,” critics say colleges are going too far […]

A new form of ID theft: account takeover

Aug 21, 2017
Thieves are now hijacking phones, bank accounts, even 401(k)s.
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How the FBI is functioning on the ground, even as leadership shifts

Jul 14, 2017
“We have not missed a beat, we won’t miss a beat," says the Phoenix bureau's agent in charge.
Michael DeLeon is special agent in charge of the FBI Phoenix division.
Jimmy Jenkins

Hobby Lobby is paying a $3 million fine for dealing in now-forfeited smuggled antiquities

Jul 6, 2017
The ancient clay cuneiform tablets from Iraq have a "muddy" provenance.
The craft supplies chain Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a fine and forfeit thousands of antiquities to the federal government.
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Fearing deportation, families prepare custody paperwork

Jun 28, 2017
Parents living in the U.S. illegally are confronting the possibility they could be separated from their children.
Immigrant services staffers at a community center in Stamford, Connecticut, sign as witnesses after Ecuadorian parents signed a legal document giving custody of their children to friends in case they are deported .
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California considers reducing traffic fines for low-income drivers

Jun 19, 2017
Penalties add up fast if you can't pay your ticket.
A red light camera warning for motorists in Los Angeles. The state is considering a proposal to reduce the cost of a  traffic ticket for low-income residents.
Larry Buhl

How does any work get done when the president is sued?

Jun 16, 2017
Leave the drama in the courtroom.
President Donald Trump announces his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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New York City pension funds are divesting private prison stocks

Jun 9, 2017
New York City’s pension funds announced they’re selling $48 million in stocks and bonds invested in three private prison companies. It’s the first group to publicly divest from that industry, and cited recent reports of inmate deaths, as well as concerns of overcrowding and understaffing. Private prisons are expected to grow under President Trump. That’s […]