That Black prisoners have emerged as spokespeople for and theorists of a different kind of freedom shows that the tragedy of imprisonment is neither preordained nor permanent.
New legislation would make it harder for states and the EPA to regulate toxic chemicals in toys, building materials and clothing, but President Obama still has a chance to veto.
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