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  • DOJ records show lab manager fired, agents suspended

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice fired a crime victim technician last year for giving a grant applicant an unfair advantage and punished agents for a variety of reasons, including losing evidence, speaking with a suspect's family and launching an unauthorized drug investigation, records show.
  • Local activists push for global human rights

    Local activists push for global human rights
    Three volunteer Jewish activists from South Florida traveled to Washington, D.C. on May 13 as part of the American Jewish World Service Policy Summit, where they met with members of Congress to advocate for policies that combat violence against women...

    Democrats in 2016: Why not Joe?

    Admittedly, it's early. But it's still amusing to see the difference between how Republicans and Democrats are lining up for 2016. No fewer than 19 -- count 'em: 19! -- Republican self-declared candidates showed up in New Hampshire last week to strut...

    Biden calls rape kit testing 'absolute priority'

    Biden calls rape kit testing 'absolute priority'
    Pointing to the existence of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country, Vice President Joe Biden told advocates in Baltimore County on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to increasing funding to help clear a backlog...

    Mikulski remembered as plain-speaking trailblazer for woman in politics

    Mikulski remembered as plain-speaking trailblazer for woman in politics
    Barbara A. Mikulski, a 4-foot-11 social worker from Highlandtown, helped stop a highway that threatened Southeast Baltimore. She broke into politics when women on Baltimore's City Council were still called girls — and rose to become a U.S. senator,...