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Federal prosecutors have charged current and former deputies with unjustified beatings of inmates, unjustified detentions and obstruction of justice.
Sam Reinders is a photojournalist born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 13 when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. In the days after his death, Reinders walked the streets of her hometown and sent us this essay.
Volunteers in more than 20 countries this weekend shot free, studio-quality portraits of more than 16,000 people who otherwise couldn't have afforded them. Getting people in one Shanghai neighborhood to smile wasn't easy. Some had never had...
The U.S. exports a billion pounds of used clothes every year. Much of that winds up in used clothing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.
Historian Maureen Ogle's new book examines the rise of our modern industrial meat system by examining its roots — all the way back to Colonial America. There's a fundamental disconnect, she argues, in our demands for both cheap, plentiful meat...
by NCPR News
Aug 21, 2008 — The Nature Conservancy completes a 90,000-acre land deal in the Adirondacks... The city of Ogdensburg takes over a kosher cheese plant that failed to pay taxes... Saranac Lake settles a school-construction lawsuit from 2003... And we hear the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum corps recreated music from the 1700s. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Aug 21, 2008 — Years of litigation and expense for the Saranac Lake School District came to an end last night when the school board voted to approve a settlement offer from contractors blamed for problems with a capital building project. The agreement settles a lawsuit the district filed against three different contractors in 2003. As Chris Knight reports, school officials say the settlement means the district's taxpayers will be paid back for the cost of fixing the school buildings. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Aug 21, 2008 — If you go to Fort Ticonderoga this summer, you'll find centuries-old stone walls and a new education center. But you'll also find music and pageantry. For more than three... Go to full article