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Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Dollars Earmarked For Sandy Hook Victims, Family

(Newtown, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Newtown community is receiving over $7 million in federal grant money to support victims, family members, and first responders a year-and-a-half after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. […]

06/17/2014

File photo of a crying child. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: No Decline In Amount Of Abused American Children Since 2008

Government researchers have revealed that the amount of children in the United States who were exposed to violence and abuse in 2011 was almost exactly the same as the amount suffering in similar conditions in 2008.

05/16/2013

File photo of the FBI's press conference after catching James "Whitey" Bulger. (credit: Getty Images)

Bulger: Government Must Keep Alleged Immunity Deal

Reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger kept his end of a bargain to cooperate with the government in exchange for immunity from federal prosecution, and now the government should keep theirs, Bulger’s attorneys say.

04/03/2013

East Haven Cruiser (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

East Haven, Justice Department Name Compliance Officer

The Justice Department and the Town of East Haven have agreed on the compliance expert to oversee whether terms of a civil rights settlement are being met.

02/19/2013

East Haven's town attorney Joseph Zullo, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr., and Police Chief Brent Larrabee discuss a settlement of a Justice Department lawsuit that alleged discrimination and harassment of Latinos by police officers. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

East Haven, Justice Department Have Tentative Agreement On Police Discrimination Allegations

The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a proposed agreement with East Haven to resolve allegations that police engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Latinos.

10/23/2012

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

08/06/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (credit: www.repturzai.com)

Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.

07/26/2012

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