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Crime rates continue to fall across the country, while incarceration rates reach historic levels. A non-partisan panel came together Thursday to examine the relationship between incarceration and crime.

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The Republican Party has committed an unforced error on the eve of two pivotal court hearings in Florida’s congressional district revision.  A state lawmaker was caught on tape touting the importance of prisons in unseating a Democratic incumbent.