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Black juvenile lifer thanks legal panel for reviewing case

A Black man who has spent nearly two decades behind bars says he's grateful that a panel of legal experts was able to review his case with “fresh, unbiased eyes,” helping to expose serious flaws in the police investigation that put him away for life as a teenager.

Portland barricades still up in anti-gentrification protest

Makeshift barricades erected by anti-gentrification protesters in Oregon's largest city were still up on Wednesday, a day after Portland police arrested about a dozen people amid clashes over the eviction of a family from a home.

Minneapolis eyes deep police cuts after Floyd’s death

Minneapolis City Council members who tried unsuccessfully to dismantle the police department in response to George Floyd's death are voting Wednesday on whether to shrink it, a move that could imperil the entire city budget because the mayor is threatening to use his veto to protect public safety amid soaring crime rates.

Beds as big as Buicks: Political discord in marriages has spawned epic-sized furniture

While fronting the Police, iconic singer-songwriter Sting once wrote and sung "The Bed's Too Big Without You." Much has changed 40 years later. Apparently, the bed isn't big enough at homes with spouses on the other side of the political fence. Von Viva, a Calgary, Alberta-based custom mattress manufacturer, has noticed the deep divide.

Lawmakers, activists set ambitious agenda for police reform

SEATTLE – Washington state lawmakers and activists are setting an ambitious agenda for police reform in the upcoming legislative session, saying they hope to make it easier to decertify officers for misconduct, to bar the use of police dogs to make arrests, and to create an independent statewide agency to investigate police killings.