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Donald Trump Has Been Accused of Groping. But What Does the Law Say?

Donald Trump Has Been Accused of Groping. But What Does the Law Say?

As women have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of groping them without their consent, the accusations have raised interest in the legal rules about such contact.
Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College

Juan Echevarria, a former inmate who is pursuing a college degree, on his mother’s couch, where he sometimes has to sleep.
The 2016 Race: Fact-Checking Can Change Views? We Rate That as Mostly True

The 2016 Race: Fact-Checking Can Change Views? We Rate That as Mostly True

A violent crime scene in New York in 1994. Crime has fallen sharply in the city and throughout the rest of the country since then, although most Americans don’t seem to know it.
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 9.
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 9.
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)

Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 9.
Trilobites: Your Phone Carries Chemical Clues About You, but There Are Limits to Using Them

Trilobites: Your Phone Carries Chemical Clues About You, but There Are Limits to Using Them

Researchers found that we leave, “molecular lifestyle signatures,” on our mobile phones. But some forensic scientists and legal experts question whether such information could ever be used in court.
Trilobites: Your Phone Carries Chemical Clues About You, but There Are Limits to Using Them

Trilobites: Your Phone Carries Chemical Clues About You, but There Are Limits to Using Them

Researchers found that we leave, “molecular lifestyle signatures,” on our mobile phones. But some forensic scientists and legal experts question whether such information could ever be used in court.
Trilobites: Your Phone Carries Chemical Clues About You, but There Are Limits to Using Them

Trilobites: Your Phone Carries Chemical Clues About You, but There Are Limits to Using Them

Researchers found that we leave, “molecular lifestyle signatures,” on our mobile phones. But some forensic scientists and legal experts question whether such information could ever be used in court.
Rio Proposal: Tax Tourists to Help Them When They Are Mugged

Rio Proposal: Tax Tourists to Help Them When They Are Mugged

The beach at Ipanema, popular among foreign visitors and natives of Rio de Janeiro alike.
No Money, No Mercy: Alabama Prosecutor Sets the Penalties and Fills the Coffers

No Money, No Mercy: Alabama Prosecutor Sets the Penalties and Fills the Coffers

Jarvis Bracy and his wife, Khadijah Ross. He was charged with a felony for misidentifying himself to a police officer one drunken night.
Justices to Hear Cases on Withheld Evidence and Bad Advice

Justices to Hear Cases on Withheld Evidence and Bad Advice

The Supreme Court building in Washington.
U.S. Examines Whether Orange County Violated Defendants’ Rights

U.S. Examines Whether Orange County Violated Defendants’ Rights

The Orange County district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, in 2010. He has denied any wrongdoing.
In a Brutal Year in Venezuela, Even Crime Fighters Are Killers

In a Brutal Year in Venezuela, Even Crime Fighters Are Killers

A funeral procession in Capaya, Venezuela, for men killed after raids by the security forces.
Reporter's Notebook: Forcing a District Attorney’s Hand

Reporter's Notebook: Forcing a District Attorney’s Hand

At far right, District Attorney Douglas A. Valeska points, from inside a closet, at evidence bags in front of an investigator, Billy Crawford, on the stand, during a murder trial at the Henry County
Chicago Ends Year With 762 Killings, the Most in 2 Decades

Chicago Ends Year With 762 Killings, the Most in 2 Decades

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Michael Pfleger marched down Michigan Avenue in Chicago on Saturday with residents, activists and family members of victims of gun violence to draw attention to the
Urban Studies: How to Predict Gentrification: Look for Falling Crime

Urban Studies: How to Predict Gentrification: Look for Falling Crime

The U Street corridor in Washington has attracted a wave of wealthier residents.
‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba

‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba

Cubans arrived in Key West, Fla., in 1980 after Fidel Castro opened the port at Mariel.
‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba

‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba

Cubans arrived in Key West, Fla., in 1980 after Fidel Castro opened the port at Mariel.

75 Arrested in European Crackdown on Art Trafficking

The European police recovered about 3,500 stolen archaeological artifacts and other artworks, Spain’s Interior Ministry said.