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Prison rapes spreading deadly diseases

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Prison rape has become such a common occurrence in federal and state prisons across the United States that it could have deadly consequences for the inmate population as well as the public at large, experts in the field told United Press International.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Surgeon general nominee has strong support

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Richard Carmona, President Bush's nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, received strong bi-partisan support at a Senate nomination hearing Tuesday and appears likely to be confirmed, although a consumer advocacy group opposes his confirmation due to questions
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Five-term congressman ousted in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 26 (UPI) -- Local politics became international in Alabama Tuesday, with five-term U.S. Rep. Earl Hilliard losing a Democratic Party runoff to a candidate who received an i

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Ashcroft: New child porn law court-proof

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has crafted a new child pornography law that will survive constitutional muster, unlike the one struck down by the Supreme Court last mon
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

U.S. investigators wield vast new powers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- In less than three months, President Bush has enacted the largest extension of national security powers in a quarter century, giving investigative agencies new
NICHOLAS HORROCK and MARK BENJAMIN, A UPI special report

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Judiciary panel studies civil liberties

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday grilled Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff over the possible use of military tribunals, monitoring lawyer-clie
MARK BENJAMIN
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