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Suspect's Motive Unclear In New York, New Jersey Bombings

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Court Documents Detail Rahami Family's Dispute With Elizabeth, N.J.

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Person Of Interest In N.Y.-Area Bombs Tied To Family Restaurant In N.J.

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A woman holds a cellphone up to a police officer as an attempt is made to calm the crowd after an arrest is made following the sniper shooting in Dallas on Thursday. Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Videos Make Everyone A Witness To Police Shootings

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Davontae Sanford stands with his mother, Taminko Sanford, during a news conference a day after he was released from prison. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Court Fines And Fees Almost Delay Homecoming For Wrongly Convicted Michigan Man

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Last year, the ACLU of Colorado discovered nearly 800 cases where people had gone to jail in Colorado Springs, Colo., when they couldn't pay their tickets for minor violations. Pictured above is Alamo Square Park, site of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Michael Bullock/Getty images hide caption

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Colorado Springs Will Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines

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Colorado Springs Agrees To Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines

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One of the last family photos of Bernard Simmons is shown by his sister, Debra Simmons, in her home in Chicago. Peter Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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Doubling Up Prisoners In 'Solitary' Creates Deadly Consequences

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White House Gathers Lawmakers And Judges To Solve Steep Court Fees

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Qumotria Kennedy, 36, stands at the baseball field in downtown Biloxi where she worked as a contract maintenance employee. She's a plaintiff in an ACLU lawsuit accusing the city of operating an illegal "debtors' prison." William Widmer/Courtesy of ACLU hide caption

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Lawsuits Target 'Debtors' Prisons' Across the Country

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Jayne Fuentes is one of three plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Benton County of having "modern-day debtors' prisons." Courtesy of the ACLU of Washington hide caption

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Ferguson, Mo., Judge Withdraws Thousands Of Arrest Warrants

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Using a digital device that displays Braille characters, Haben Girma talks with President Obama at a White House ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. White House photo/Courtesy of Haben Girma hide caption

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At the State Department conference for people with disabilities, adviser Judy Heumann (center) is surrounded by admirers from around the world. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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How A Law To Protect Disabled Americans Became Imitated Around The World

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