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Providence aims to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb - May 17, 2019
The Providence City Council is close to passing regulations for short-term rentals such as Airbnb, aimed in part at preserving the city’s shrinking housing stock.

The ordinance, which passed its first reading Thursday night and is slated for final passage in June, would restrict short-term rentals in certain residential areas to only owner-occupied buildings.
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7 days ago by Chirael
Clarence Thomas Just Showed How Supreme Court Would Overturn Roe v. Wade
In 1992, the Supreme Court looked poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case protecting abortion rights. They didn’t, however, and the main reason was respect for precedent—specifically, the legal doctrine known as stare decisis, or “let the decision stand.”
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11 days ago by thomas.kochi
Lying is a fundamental part of American police culture | Salon.com
Following a judicial order demanding its release, newly elected Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner recently made public a cheat sheet listing 66 current and former police officers whose well-established track records of falsehoods made them unreliable witnesses. The inventory was a hand-me-down from the office of outgoing district attorney Seth Williams. “The former aides who drew up the list saw it as an in-house reference sheet for frontline prosecutors to consult as they went over lists of potential police witnesses for cases,” per the Philly Inquirer. “It ultimately was seen as a tool to eliminate testimony from officers who might lie on the witness stand.”
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17 days ago by Marcellus

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