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Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan appears in the following:

Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process

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Native American Tribes Win Child Welfare Case In South Dakota

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A federal court ruled Tuesday in summary judgment that the state of South Dakota has routinely violated federal law by taking Native American children from their families and tribes.

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Red Cross Criticizes NPR's Coverage; NPR And ProPublica Respond

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NPR and ProPublica investigated the charity's response to Superstorm Sandy and other disasters as well as its finances.

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New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FBI, U.S. Marshals and local police use new radar device to detect motion inside a building

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For S.C.'s Poet Laureate, An Inauguration Poem Without An Inaugural Audience

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.

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In South Carolina, Class Action Lawsuit Pits Foster Kids Against State

Monday, January 12, 2015

After years of high profile problems โ€” including the death of five children and cries of inaction โ€” the South Carolina Department of Social Services is facing a new hurdle. Foster care children in the state have banded together in a class action lawsuit to demand changes.

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Senator Asks Red Cross To Explain Its Finances

Friday, January 09, 2015

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wants the Red Cross to explain inaccuracies in how it has said it uses public donations, citing questions raised by an NPR and ProPublica investigation.

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Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.

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White House Says Any Response To Sony Attack Needs To Be 'Proportional'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.

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Thousands March Across U.S. Protesting Police Brutality

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country on Saturday to draw attention to several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

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Study: Just 20 Percent Of Female Campus Sexual Assault Victims Go To Police

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Justice Department research finds that women ages 18-24 who aren't enrolled in college are more likely than those who are in school to report having been assaulted.

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Justice Department Vows To Fight States That Violate Indian Child Welfare Law

Monday, December 08, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says the department is adding resources to bring states in line with a 36-year-old law that attempts to keep Native children close to their relatives and tribes.

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Obama Administration Unveils New Limits On Racial Profiling

Monday, December 08, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says he hopes state and local police will adopt the new guidelines for federal law enforcers.

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Red Cross Finances Called Into Question

Sunday, December 07, 2014

For years, the American Red Cross has said that 91 percent of donations go to help victims of disasters. The only problem? It's not true. This story originally aired Dec. 4 on All Things Considered.

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Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

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Ohio State Football Player's Death Draws Attention To Head Injuries

Monday, December 01, 2014

Kosta Karageorge was found dead of an apparent suicide. His mother reportedly told police he sent her a text message before he disappeared saying concussions had messed up his head.

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Community Activists Question Timing Of Grand Jury Announcement

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Some of those who attended planning meetings with local officials blamed police and the county attorney's office for fueling the unrest by making the finding public at night and with little warning.

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Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Friday, November 21, 2014

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.

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Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Newly published research finds that common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of force on the cervical spine.

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Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As states struggle to obtain the drugs used to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any drugmaker, pharmacy or medical professional involved in executions.

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