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  • What we don't know about the killing of Anwar Awlaki

     What we don't know about the killing of Anwar Awlaki
    Two and a half years after a drone strike in Yemen killed New Mexico-born Anwar Awlaki, a federal appeals court has ordered the Obama administration to release a confidential memorandum that explains the legal justification for its extraordinary decision to assassinate a U.S. citizen. The administration should promptly comply.
  • U.S. must disclose version of drone memo: appeals court

    U.S. must disclose version of drone memo: appeals court
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to turn over a redacted version of a memorandum providing a legal justification for the government to conduct targeted killings of people linked to terrorism, including...

    Isle of Wight contract error may have cost construction workers thousands of dollars

    Isle of Wight contract error may have cost construction workers thousands of dollars
    Isle of Wight County Schools might have violated the terms of federally subsidized bonds used to pay for the Georgie D. Tyler Middle School construction project in Windsor, causing hundreds of workers on the project to be underpaid. Legal experts say...

    Restore Some Limited Access To Homicide Evidence

    In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...

    Notes and notables

    Open Door Award The Daily Press Editorial Board gives the Open Door Award each month to a public official or organization in recognition of dedication to transparency and public access. This month's goes to Virginia's Freedom of Information Advisory...