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Teen’s Black Lives Matter-Inspired Prom Dress Goes Viral

By Taryn Finley Viral dresses have become a routine part of prom season, but one teen’s gown is gaining attention for making a stance like no other. Milan Bolden-Morris, 17, used her mermaid-style prom dress to pay homage to the Black Lives Matter movement. The train of the gown features the faces of men, women and children whose lives were taken as a result of encounters with law enforcement, including Mic ...

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Scott Pruitt Visits A Polluted City That Could Be Crushed By EPA Budget Cuts

By Joseph Erbentraut To call the April 19 visit by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in East Chicago, Indiana, highly anticipated would be putting it mildly. Local residents are struggling with a lead contamination crisis that has left their unfiltered tap water undrinkable and forced hundreds of families to evacuate their homes due to toxic soil. The situation is so severe ...

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Prosecutors Move To Dismiss Largest Number Of Wrongful Convictions In U.S. History

By David Lohr Thousands of people at the center of one of the largest drug lab scandals in U.S. history can breathe a collective sigh of relief thanks to former Massachusetts state chemist Annie Dookhan. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, prosecutors in seven districts moved to dismiss criminal cases in which Dookhan fabricated evidence. “Today is a major victory for justice a ...

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