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States Hide Prison COVID-19 Data: Study

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles’ COVID Behind Bars Data Project have found that states regularly withhold data from the public and have increased the practice since the onset of COVID-19. Some haven’t released any health data at all.

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Gun Rights Group Joins Abortion Providers to Fight Texas Ban

Spanning the “culture war” divide, the nonprofit gun rights group Firearms Policy Coalition is siding with abortion providers in the Texas dispute over the nation’s strictest abortion ban. The gun advocates worry the law could be used to limit other constitutional rights, in particular the Second Amendment

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Congress to U.S. Military: Keep Track of Your Guns

In response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes, the Department of Defense is under pressure to develop a coherent strategy for improving how it accounts for military weapons and equipment. 

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Pioneering Oregon Drug Law Off to a Rocky Start

Oregon law enforcement agencies are failing to issue violations akin to traffic tickets to drug-users, a key component of the recently passed Measure 110, which decided low-level drug possession in the state should no longer be a crime and that addiction should be treated as public health issue.

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hate

2020 Saw Highest Number of Hate Crimes in 20 Years: FBI

One of the main findings of the latest revised FBI report is that hate crimes against people of Asian descent rose by 76 percent in 2020 — furthering the FBI’s finding that 60 percent of hate crimes were carried out on the basis of an individual’s race. 

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