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League City becomes first to officially ‘ban’ undocumented immigrant children

A small town in Texas has become the first city to officially ban undocumented immigrant children. League City council members passed a resolution Tuesday evening that makes it illegal for undocumented children to enter the municipality. 

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Changes to mandatory life sentence law prompts men to ask for second chances

Two Massachusetts men who were sentenced to life in prison under a mandatory life sentencing law when they were juveniles pleaded for freedom Thursday. Joseph Donovan, 38, and Frederick Christian, 37 are hoping that their voices will be heard in light of recent changes to the state’s law regarding juvenile offenders. 

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Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down ruling against voter ID laws

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Members of Arkansas’ Supreme Court tossed out a judge’s ruling to strike down the state’s voter ID law on Wednesday. In a 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the Pulaski County judge’s decision that the law violates the state’s constitution. 

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North Carolina Supreme Court hears appeals to reinstate death sentences for inmates

North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced. The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions. 

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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NCAA champion: ‘I go to bed starving’

Shabazz Napier is one of the bet college basketball players in the country. He recently took home the NCAA championship title, but the University of Connecticut point guard recently told reporters that he goes to bed “starving.” 

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Mississippi legislators pass bill making it legal to discriminate against gays

Legislators in Mississippi have passed a bill that would allow people to use their religion to justify discrimination. The “religious liberty” bill stalled last month, with the House voting to send it to a study committee instead of passing it. However both bodies of Congress have approved a conference report on the bill, advancing it to Gov. […]

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Iowa lawmakers consider tough law on HIV exposure

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Currently, people who do not disclose their HIV status in Iowa face long prison sentences and a permanent spot on the sex offender registry list. Now, lawmakers in the state are reconsidering the legislation. 

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Residents face fine for saggy pants

A Louisiana parish has unanimously passed an ordinance that makes wearing saggy pants illegal. The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury voted on the measure. 

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Universities may see cut from budget for assigning LGBT coursework

A few lawmakers in South Carolina want to make an example out of two of the state’s public universities. Stop assigning materials to students that contain homosexual themes, or see a cut to your funding. 

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