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Lynched: An Alabama County Confronts the Horrors of Its Past

A report prepared by Birmingham university students documents the lynchings of 30 African Americans between 1883-1940 in an effort to spark a dialogue about racial injustice. After preparing the report, one student said, the past ‘doesn’t feel distant at all.”

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Death, Driving and Texting: Is Apple Liable?

So far the tech giant Apple has swatted away lawsuits linked to fatalities caused by texting drivers. But as U.S. distracted driving-related deaths climbed past 3,000 in 2017, experts say it may take just one judge to change the story.

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Kids in Cuffs: Can Governments Afford to Put Children in Adult Jails?

Under Pennsylvania law, as in other states, children can be charged as adults, and placed in adult facilities, for certain felonies; but the federal government mandates they be held ‘out of sight and sound” from adults. That often adds an extra burden to local authorities, even as it does little to rehabilitate the young person, according to advocates.