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Colorado sheriff urges Trump to help departments sued by the ACLU 23.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith joined a small group of law enforcement officers at the White House Tuesday to talk about what President Donald Trump wanted to discuss: the dangers posed by sanctuary cities.
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Ukrainian lawmaker stripped of immunity on coup charges 22.3.2018 Washington Post: World
The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday stripped a celebrated former military pilot and presidential hopeful of her immunity as a lawmaker, sanctioning her arrest on charges of plotting an attack on parliament with grenades and automatic weapons.
Caretaker gets 5 years for raping woman, 90, in her home 22.3.2018 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping a 90-year-old woman he was supposed to be taking care of in her Pierce County home....
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A Call to the Media: Let's Go Beyond "Preserving Democracy" 21.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout / Shutterstock ) In the face of Trump's theatrics around "fake news" and "the media," it's easy to forget that mainstream media have themselves long served the forces of state-sanctioned violence and white supremacy in the US by helping to maintain the inequities that make democracy impossible. Moving forward, let's make journalism flourish as a force for dismantling and creating, rather than preserving the old normal. Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news: Make a tax-deductible donation today! This story is the sixth in Truthout's "Visions of 2018" series, in which activist leaders answer the question: "What would you like to see created, built, imagined or begun this year?" Each piece will focus on a bold idea for transformation, to give us fuel as the year moves forward. In 2004, I attended a daylong "training" session for journalists, led by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The goal, we were told, was to ...
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Colorado woman sentenced to prison for abandoning children 20.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
A 26-year-old Colorado woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for leaving her two young children locked in a bedroom for days while she traveled out of state in March 2017.
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Charles Manson's remains cremated following court battle 20.3.2018 AP National
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Charles Manson's cremated remains have been scattered nearly four months after the cult leader died in prison. A funeral was held Saturday following a court battle for the 83-year-old's remains....
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Macedonia overturns terror convictions of ethnic Albanians 20.3.2018 Washington Post: World
A Macedonian court has overturned the more than decade-old terrorism convictions of 10 ethnic Albanian men, many of whom served long prison terms over a mine attack on a NATO vehicle.
Firefighters tackling Carson Midway Fire stumble across illegal marijuana grow 19.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
Firefighters tackling the 3,300-acre Carson Midway Fire stumbled across more than 100 marijuana plants at an illegal grow.
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DIA sees minimal delays, flight cancellations after overnight snow 19.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Between 3 to 6 inches of snow dropped overnight, causing minimal delays and flight cancellations at the Denver International Airport Monday morning.
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Jail inmate held on attempted murder charges escapes while at Denver Health Medical Center 19.3.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A jail inmate being held at the downtown jail on charges of attempted murder escaped during a prisoner transport Monday morning.
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Icy Denver roads trigger major crash on I-25, create treacherous morning commute 19.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
A collision on southbound Interstate 25 just south of Interstate 225 is causing a major headache for Denver metro commuters and state transportation workers caution all drivers to slow down.
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Police scout Ann Coulter event in California to prep for her Boulder appearance 19.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
The University of Colorado and Boulder police departments sent employees to an Ann Coulter event in California to prepare for her Boulder speech.
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The best strategy on opioids isn’t an enforcement sledgehammer 19.3.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
Trump should focus on addiction treatments, not trying to execute drug dealers.
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Video: ‘As artists, our only weapon is our words’ 19.3.2018 Washington Post
Video: ‘As artists, our only weapon is our words’
Colorado home invasion suspects arrested in Utah, police say 18.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Utah authorities arrested a couple sought in an armed home invasion in Greeley, Colorado, but not before one suspect bolted from a motel room and hid in a parked car.
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#MeToo Behind Bars: When the Sexual Assaulter Holds the Keys to Your Cell 18.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: ostill, Piyathep / Shutterstock; Edited: JR / TO) As the #MeToo movement grows, it's important to remember that in jails and prisons across the country, incarcerated people -- especially trans and gender nonconforming persons -- are daily subject to sexual harassment, abuse and assault. The abuse, often at the hands of staff who hold the keys to the cells, frequently goes unreported by victims and witnesses for fear of retaliation. (Image: ostill, Piyathep / Shutterstock; Edited: JR / TO) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! In January, Strawberry Hampton, a trans woman incarcerated in Illinois, settled a lawsuit about repeated sexual and physical abuse she'd experienced by prison staff in the state's men's prisons. What she endured isn't limited to Illinois prisons, or to men's prisons. Across the country, thousands of incarcerated people face sexual harassment, abuse and assault, ...
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‘To prison for singing?’ Spanish rappers to serve time for their lyrics. 18.3.2018 Washington Post
‘To prison for singing?’ Spanish rappers to serve time for their lyrics.
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Wanted for murder for decades, two ex-Chilean guerrillas hid in a Mexican town. Then their double lives began to unravel 18.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

They were a couple of middle-aged guys with odd accents who bought and sold properties, doted on their children, loved soccer and frequented galleries in an artsy expatriate haven in central Mexico.

“Ramon and Esteban never got into problems,” recalled Jose Luis Vargas Ramirez, a lawyer who knew...

The white supremacist gang linked to Colorado prison chief’s assassination five years ago continues killing 17.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Five years after a parolee killed Colorado’s prisons chief Tom Clements and Commerce City father of three Nathan Leon, the white supremacist gang that some officials have linked to the deaths continues to grow more powerful and deadly behind bars.
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A convict, a victim and a rapt audience of teenagers ponder justice, time and the price of forgiveness 17.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The play opened with the convict.

“You’re gonna have to bear with me,” he said, seated on a stool in a darkened room, bathed in a lone shaft of light.

“I don’t do this too much,” he continued. “I mean, talk to people. Regular people. You know … free people.”

The character, a young Latino male,...

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