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Linda So

U.S. appeals court rules Florida cannot bar felons from voting over unpaid fees

19 Feb 2020

Florida cannot bar felons from voting over unpaid fines and fees related to their convictions, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, opening the door to a potential surge in the number of eligible voters in the battleground state ahead of November 2020's presidential election.

Media mogul Bloomberg enters U.S. presidential race, takes aim at Trump

25 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of America's largest city, jumped into the race for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination on Sunday as a moderate with deep pockets unabashedly aiming to beat fellow New Yorker Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. | Video

U.S. judge limits Florida law curtailing felons' voting rights

19 Oct 2019

A federal judge in Florida ruled on Friday that a state law requiring felons to pay fines, fees and restitution related to their convictions before being allowed to vote cannot be applied to people unable to make payments.

Restoring felon voting rights a 'mess' in battleground Florida

07 Oct 2019

TAMPA, Florida Clifford Tyson wants to help choose America’s next president. But the Florida resident fears his vote might return him to jail. | Video

Special Report: Death and politics roil a Georgia jail

04 Sep 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. In the summer of 2016, Georgia’s Chatham County hired jail monitor Steven Rosenberg with a mission: scrutinize the county jail’s healthcare services after a string of deaths.

Special Report - Why 'higher risk' human targets get shocked with Tasers

07 Feb 2018

By Grant Smith, Jason Szep, Peter Eisler, Linda So and Lisa Girion | Video

Ohio politicians call for inquiry into jail stun-gun abuses cited by Reuters

19 Dec 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio In one video, Sergeant Mychal Turner stunned a mentally ill inmate with a Taser multiple times after the inmate defied an order to stand in his cell at Ohio’s Franklin County jail. | Video

Ohio county claims top spot in America’s opioid death spiral

21 Jun 2017

DAYTON, Ohio Scott Weidle is struggling with the death of his son Daniel, who died from a heroin overdose 18 months ago, one day after Christmas. | Video

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