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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - CA: Criminal Justice

Too many California kids are born to go to jail. Odds are one in six that a Latino male born in 2001 will end up in the prison system, and one in three for black males born that year, according to the Children's Defense Fund(CDF). Evan Holland with CDF says experts from across the country gathered i

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

Sacrament, CA - California voters will decide this election day whether to increase penalties for drug- and gang-related crimes. Proposition 6, known as the Safe Neighborhoods Act, is expected to cost $500 million a year to implement criminal justice programs and build new prisons. Opponents argue t

Los Angeles, CA - When it comes to funding prisons, California is the undisputed leader. At nearly $9 billion, the state spent almost three times more than Texas, which has a larger prison population. A new study finds one out of every 100 Americans is now in prison, and it questions what California

Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles city leaders can crack down on crime all they want, but they can't arrest their way out of the homelessness problem along skid row. Critics of the year-old "Safer City Initiative" say it isn't providing a solution to the central problem. U.C.L.A. Professor Gary Blasi, a

Children's advocates are meeting this week in Washington, D.C. to find ways to divert Black and Latino children from what's been dubbed the "cradle to prison pipeline." Angela Glover Blackwell, spokesperson for the Children's Defense Fund, says the "pipeline" is more than a catchphrase for a problem

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