Museum reopens (Associated Press/Photo by Alex Brandon)

Fear of 'extremists'

Crime | In the aftermath of the Holocaust Museum shooting, the political left hints at conspiracies afoot
by Jacob Parrish
Posted 6/12/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has reopened and visitors are once again lining up to go inside. But 48 hours after a fatal shooting there, the museum has forever changed.

Few externals signs of Wednesday's shooting may remain-the bullet-riddled front doors have been replaced while a makeshift memorial of two dozen flowers sits in a museum corner. But the museum's solemn setting has been scarred by gunfire, joining two other recent shootings by alleged extremists in just the last 10 days.

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Cell phone smut

Crime | Authorities attempt to deal with the new trend of teenage "sexting"
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 3/28/09, 12:00 am

Ben Hunt is 14 years old, likes basketball, and attends Lawrence School in Falmouth, Mass. One day last January he turned on his cell phone to discover someone had sent him a photo of a 13-year-old female schoolmate. It was explicit-the girl had lifted her shirt and revealed herself. But instead of deleting the photo and informing a teacher or parent, Hunt did something foolish: He forwarded it to a friend.

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Ponzi pawns

Crime | The wealthy weren't the only supposed victims of Bernard Madoff-several foundations now face budget cuts and closure
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/17/08, 12:00 am

Christmas is coming. More and more people are facing unemployment in the United States and around the world. Nonprofits are reeling from a deepening global recession. And an alleged Ponzi scheme an investment broker hatched has apparently lost millions not just for the wealthy elite but also for charities around the world.

Carl Shapiro, 95, watched $145 million disappear from his family's $345 million foundation upon revelation of the fraud.

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