Dirt Roads Help Some Cities, Counties Drive Down Costs

A quiet movement to resuscitate deteriorating paved roads by converting them to gravel is proving popular. 
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Social Media in Prison

Prison officials fear inmates can use social media to commit crimes. But prisoner advocates say banning its use hampers a successful return to society.
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DNA Upon Arrest

Most states require police to swab people for DNA when they are arrested for a felony, arguing it helps solve cold cases and prevents crime. But foes say that upends the presumption of innocence. Read More
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Number of states whose reliance on federal dollars rose in fiscal year 2014, which included the first six months of enhanced federal funds to states that expanded Medicaid.

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