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    Philadelphia Inquirer looks at new evidence, gleaned from the Gen. Westmoreland trial, that American officials lied about the strength of the enemy during the Vietnam War (no date). Zucchino PA Vietnam Westmoreland
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    Pittsburgh Press follows the state of Pennsylvania's drift toward a crisis over the disposal of domestic and industrial waste; finds inadequate state regulation and disposal facilities in western Pennsylvania, Oct. 28 - 31, 1984.
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    National Public Radio covers the case of a young resident on a South Dakota Indian reservation facing life imprisonment for the fatal shooting of a white man; a prosecution informer later says state officials used him in the prosecution to support their political campaign; the judge said the state violated the defendant's right to a fair trial, and the case was thrown out of court, April 29, 1983.
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    The Recorder (Amsterdam, N.Y.) series looks at the informal exercise of economic and political power in a small community through the use of federal economic development money by the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency, April 25 - 28, 1984.
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    Courier-News article details the crime and trial of a young New Jersey man who committed suicide after being sentenced to 30 days for possession of stolen cans of tuna fish; the state of New Jersey subsequently criticized the judge for his handling of the trial, March 2, 1984.
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    Clarion-Ledger series documents how defendants in a district justice court, which handles misdemeanor and small claims matters, were hauled in nights or weekends and forced to pay fines immediately or be jailed without the right to an attorney or a formal trial, October 1983.
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    Los Angeles Times issues special section on the Pentagon as employer, purchaser of goods and services, and bureaucratic monster; because of its size, the military-industrial complex makes politicians captives, ultimately resulting in the breakdown of the system of checks and balances, July 1983.
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    United Features Syndicate series says current and former members of Congress were involved in the purchase of narcotics from a ring that sold drugs on Capitol Hill; Justice Department blocked a grand jury investigation and prevented the trial of the arrested pushers, 1983.
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    Reason article reports on growing use of tax-free industrial development bonds by private businesses, which often amounts to government subsidies to business; focuses on abuses in the state of Texas, December 1984.
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    Philadelphia Magazine article shows how and why soft sentences are meted out in Philadelphia's criminal list rooms; the backlog of cases is expanding by the thousands; if judges get tougher, more attorneys will demand jury trials and the whole criminal justice system will be damaged by backlog, September 1981.