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After Years of Court Orders, California's Prison Population Finally Hits Target

The state's notoriously overcrowded prisons are finally seeing some relief. But it wasn't the state that catalyzed the change -- it was the voters.

NYC Gets Personal (and Particular) About Birth Control

It's the first municipality to center an awareness campaign around intrauterine devices, the most effective form of birth control. Will others follow?

Most Rookie Governors Are Off to a Good Start

Almost a year into their new job, most have been largely successful. But some are struggling to lead.

Ballot Selfies: A Freedom of Speech or Danger to Democracy?

The issue has reached courts and legislatures in many states, but there's no national consensus on the legality of taking a photo of a completed ballot and posting it on social media.

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