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In September of 2013, a flood wiped out homes in Lyons, Colorado. The town of 2,000 people just outside of Boulder considers itself an artist community, home to musicians, sculptors and other performers. Lyons is also home to RockyGrass, a...
Attorney General Eric Holder told PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill on Thursday that he’s worried about the criminal justice system relying on so-called big data, in some states, for its drug sentencing. States should, the attorney general said...
WASHINGTON — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners. They are selling or have sold nearly...
Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station in Newburg, Maryland. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Editor’s Note: The Environmental Protection Agency has been holding public hearings in four cities this week...
A surge of petitions came after the Justice Department broadened the criteria for inmates seeking clemency. WASHINGTON — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department...
A small group of tea party lawmakers upset House leadership plans Thursday to vote on a bill to address the flood of child migrants crossing the southern U.S. border. Photo by Eric Gay-Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON — House Republicans abruptly...