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Michelle Obama announces one-stop job site for vets

First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets. She said Wednesday that the new Veterans Employment Center provides one-stop shopping for troops as they transition to civilian life. Read more

Elderly Grandmother Tied Up by Police During Raid

Ruth Hunter was stunned one morning earlier in April when her front door abruptly flew open and she heard shouts of “Police!” WTVR reports. “I thought someone was breaking in to rob or kill me,” the 75-year-old Virginia grandmother, who likes to keep to herself, told the news station. But it was state law enforcement conducting a raid for a drug investigation, and they tied up the elderly lady’s hands before peppering her with questions. Read more

Brooklyn DA to Stop Prosecuting for Low-Level Pot Arrests

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will stop prosecuting low-level marijuana arrests, according to a confidential memo obtained by the New York Times. The district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson sent the policy proposal to the New York Police Department earlier this month. The memo states that charges against anyone arrested with a small amount of marijuana who lacks a prior conviction will be “immediately dismissed,” and “the police will be directed to destroy the defendant’s fingerprints.” Some 8,500 people were processed last year in Brooklyn on low-level drug charges. Read more

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