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Don't miss PRIMA's next FREE webinar: Intricacies of 1983 Civil Rights Claims
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Join us on March 23, for PRIMA's next webinar, Intricacies of 1983 Civil Rights Claims, available FREE to members! Public entities across the country are facing an ever-increasing number of federal lawsuits claiming a violation of an individual's civil rights. There are a number of unique liability issues and defenses to Section 1983 Civil Rights claims. This webinar will help identify those issues so they are not overlooked during the initial investigation or analysis of a civil rights claim. Register today!

US Muslims protest over hearings
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Several hundred people have gathered in New York's Times Square to protest at this week's congressional hearings on the U.S. Muslim community. The hearings will look at the extent of radicalization within the community and the response on that issue of Muslim leaders. Muslim organizations say they are being unfairly singled out. More

TSA denies airport-style scans in mass transit
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The Transportation Safety Administration is denying reports that is has tested mobile scanning technology that can be used from vans deployed along city streets or at public events. More

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7 children die in Pennsylvania farmhouse fire
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Seven children died in a fast-moving fire at a farmhouse in Pennsylvania's dairy country that broke out while their mother was milking cows and their father was taking a nap nearby in a milk delivery truck, the authorities said. The children ranged in age from 7 months to 11 years old, said Mike Shalonis, the coroner of Perry County, about 25 miles northwest of Harrisburg, Pa. More

2 attempted sexual assaults reported at Minnesota college
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Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota is stepping up security after sexual assaults on two female students were attempted on campus over the weekend. The women were walking alone at night. Police believe the same man is responsible. More

St. Paul, Minn., to pay $270,000 in a police brutality case
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St. Paul, Minn., is about to approve a $270,000 police brutality settlement for a woman who required more than 300 stitches after she said a police officer threw her through a glass door and then falsely claimed she caused her own injuries by tripping. More

Report highlights Providence, R.I.'s unfunded pension, health care liability
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The number, highlighted in bold black print, is a stark reminder of the perils of the City of Providence, R.I.'s pension system: $2.3 billion. That's how much taxpayers are on the hook for pensions and retiree health care, according to Mayor Angel Taveras' Municipal Finances Review Panel. More

Council in Tucson, Ariz., not happy with bike parking updates
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Bike advocates will have two more weeks to make their case for improved bike parking in Tucson, Ariz. The mayor and council unanimously approved a motion proposed by Councilwoman Regina Romero to send the bicycle parking changes back to the land-use committee to come to a consensus with the cycling community. More

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