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Louisville suspends no-knock warrants

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/01/20, 12:05 pm

Police in Louisville, Ky., will stop entering homes to search them without first notifying the residents, at least for now. Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday announced the city’s police department would indefinitely suspend its use of so-called no-knock warrants. The department had already changed the rules once to require the police chief to sign off on no-knock requests before they went to a judge for approval.

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Following the crowd

Education | Brigham Young University changes its policy on homosexual behavior
by Bob Brown
Posted 3/04/20, 05:02 pm

In November 2015, just months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, Mormons took a hard stand for traditional families. Barely more than four years later, the flagship university of the Latter-day Saints relaxed its honor code barring all homosexual conduct.

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Cookie-cutter courtroom drama

Television | New TV series For Life has a premise full of promise, but it needs lifelike characters and stories without an agenda
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/27/20, 04:16 pm

On its surface, it’s hard to imagine a timelier TV series than ABC’s newest prime-time show, For Life. Law and Order may boast that it’s ripped from the headlines, but this new inspired-by-a-true-story legal drama feels as if it owes its existence to the campaign trail.

Part of Donald Trump’s pitch to black voters at the State of the Union Address on Feb. 4 came from his administration’s backing of reforms to mandatory sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders.

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