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Biometrics use raises civil liberties concerns

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on DNA testing has raised concerns among civil liberties advocates about the use of biometrics in police work. In a Maryland case, a suspect was arrested and had his cheek swabbed to collect a DNA sample. After the sample connected him to rape case, he was convicted of that crime instead of the unrelated assault charge he was arrested on. ...

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Six of 10 African Americans eligible for health coverage may qualify for aid on premiums

Six out of 10 uninsured African Americans who are eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to help with the cost of premiums. The percentage of eligible persons would increase to 95 percent if all states were to expand Medicaid coverage as provided by the Affordable Care Act, according to a Dec. 9 ...

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African migrants protest Israeli detentions in long march

In a dramatic protest against their detention, some 200 African migrants crossed 60 miles by foot over two days in winter weather to rally at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem. The marchers, many of them asylum seekers from Darfur, Sudan, carried signs that read, “I didn’t choose to be a refugee,” “We are in danger, not dangerous” and “You were strangers in the land of Egypt.” ...

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Nigerian president feels heat from critics

New evidence of massive corruption has tainted Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, formerly unscathed by scandal. Nigerians were almost numb to the frequent discoveries of missing money, land grabs and graft. But, reports of troves of cash quietly shifted out of the country have sparked a frenzy of exposes in the once compliant press. ...

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YEAR IN REVIEW

52 percent of Michiganders and over 80 percent of Detroiters voted in Nov. 2012 to repeal Public Act 4, the state’s emergency manager law. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed bankruptcy attorney Keyvn Orr as Detroit’s emergency manager under the new repeal-proof EM law Public Act 436 on March 14, 2013. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

During 2013, I have enjoyed sharing mind snacks with you through the one media outlet that did not run from me — even attempted to have me write from federal lockdown but the warden was having none of that. Detroit Raw thanks the Michigan Citizen for serving as a vehicle to heighten the level of the debate in Detroit and throughout America. And for me it is great to be back on the streets of Detroit listeni ...

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Whose city?

Whose city? Our city! Whose streets? Our streets! Whose park? Our park! Whose art? Our art! Whose water? Our water! These are the chants punctuating the air outside of the federal court house in Detroit as Judge Steven Rhodes moves the slow process of bankruptcy forward. Sung in a call-and-response fashion, they cut to the heart of the issues facing us. ...

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President Obama’s remarks at memorial service for Nelson Mandela

To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished guests, it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other. To the people of South Africa — people of every race and walk of life — the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His t ...

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