Should Social Media Be Banned 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

Volunteer Firehouses

Between 1984 and 2014, the number of volunteer firefighters dropped by 12 percent. That has spelled trouble for cities and towns—especially smaller ones in more rural areas. Read More
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