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Stop-and-frisk led to few convictions, state study finds
The New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices, ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge who was subsequently removed from the case, have led to convictions just 3 percent of the time, the state attorney general's office found.
VIDEO: Typhoon aid operation speeds up
U.S. troops are installing runway lights and equipment in the devastated Philippine city of Tacloban's airport, so aid can be delivered around the clock.
VIDEO: Amazon teams with Postal Service to deliver on Sundays
Amazon is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to bring you Sunday deliveries.
Robotic surgery deaths, injuries add to call for more training
A rising number of reports about deaths, injuries and malfunctions linked to the robotic surgery system made by Intuitive Surgical may pressure hospitals to bolster training for doctors using the $1.5 million device.
Modern war photographers take us all to war
No matter how they start, or why, wars are human — the people who fight them, the people caught in their destruction, the people who cover them, all pay a price for a cause. Since the Civil War — the first American conflict photographed — photojournalists have never let us forget that.
VIDEO: Senate approves bill banning LGBT discrimination
The Senate voted 64-32 to pass a bill that bans workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Virginia, Alabama races show tea party limits
In the closing days of his losing campaign for Virginia's governorship, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called the contest a referendum on Affordable Health Care. Virginia voter Lee Killen saw it instead as a referendum on the tea party — and he voted no.
Obama's Gallup approval rating hits new low
President Barack Obama's rating in the daily Gallup poll has fallen to its lowest level since October 2011 as his administration continues to be tarnished by the rocky debut of his health-care program.
For health care consumers, sticker shock leads to anger
Americans who face higher insurance costs under President Barack Obama's health-care law are angrily complaining about "sticker shock," threatening to become a new political force opposing the law even as the White House struggles to convince other consumers that they will benefit from it.
VIDEO: Food stamp benefits drop on Friday
Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits drop on Friday, when a temporary boost from the 2009 economic stimulus runs out. Congress is negotiating more possible food stamp cuts, as part of a wide-ranging farm bill.
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