Thomas Wydra, the police chief of Hamden, Conn., decided to reform his department's traffic stop criteria after the department was singled out for stopping minority drivers at disproportionately higher rates than whites. After decreasing the number of defective equipment stops, the number of black drivers pulled over fell by 25 percent. Jeff Cohen/NPR hide caption

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To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops

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Why Some Police Shootings Get Media Attention While Others Don't

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MPAA Argues Ban On Smoking In Movies Defies First Amendment

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Philadelphia Police Consider 2000 RNC In Preparing for Democratic Convention

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Gabriel Pendas (left) protests outside the North Miami Police Department on Thursday. The department held a news conference about the police shooting of a black behavioral therapist helping a man with autism. Zachary Fagenson/Reuters hide caption

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Changes To School Bathroom Statute Must Go Through Congress, Paxton Says

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Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Health Insurance Mergers

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Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD

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Recent Police Shootings Stir A Memory For A Former Philadelphia Officer

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The Department of Justice is suing Anthem to block a proposed deal to buy rival Cigna and to block another proposed health insurance merger between Aetna and Humana. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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In a video filmed on Monday, Charles Kinsey (left) lies next to the autistic patient he was trying to help, holding his hands up in an effort to assure the North Miami police that they aren't a threat. Kinsey was later shot in the leg by the police. Channel 7 WSVN/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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