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This is a problem. No one should be forced to choose between starvation and going to jail. Life isn’t a game of Monopoly. Meanwhile, Georgia Sheriffs are looking into alternatives to incarcerating the mentally ill for minor offenses. The cash-strapped University system is being sued, by a jilted basketball coach. No Child Left Behind is [...]
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