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Unarmed Civilians to Replace Traffic Cops in Brooklyn, MN

A month after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation, Mayor Mike Elliott plans to limit the role of police in traffic enforcement and establish a civilian “Community Response Department” to help people experiencing mental health crises.

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24 States Oppose Sacklers’ Bid to Use Bankruptcy as Shield Against Opioid Suits

Attorney generals of 24 states, members of Congress, municipalities and victims families have objected to the proposal for the Sacklers to forfeit ownership of Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin, and surrender part of their immense fortune in return for immunity from further litigation over their part in a drug epidemic that has claimed more than 500,000 lives.

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DHS Launches Warning System to Detect Online Security Threats

The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing a strategy to gather and analyze intelligence about security threats from public social media posts. The goal is to build a warning system to detect the sort of posts that appeared to predict an attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 but were missed or ignored by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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Migrant Children Held in Mass Shelters With Little Oversight

Thousands of asylum-seeking children are trapped in a confusing network of some 200 facilities spanning two dozen states and including five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside where staff and contractors struggle to keep children safe and healthy while also cutting corners and dodging reports of abuse.

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