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Inmates at Ohio Prison Secretly Built Computers, Used Them for Crimes

Investigators eventually found the jerry-rigged computers, which inmates had used to commit identity and credit card theft, hidden on pieces of plywood stashed above the ceiling tiles of a conveniently located storage closet.

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Voices from Hollywood Fringe 2017: Exclusive Interview with ‘Zombie Clown Trump’ Creator

'We’re basically conducting our comic sermon for others who, like us, are truly frightened of what’s going on not only in our country, but across the world. We want to provide a safe and enjoyable space for people to come together right now and relieve some tension, aided by the magic of music and laughter.'

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Supreme Court Rejects Intellectual Disability Test Methods in Texas Death Penalty Cases

In a 5-3 decision March 28,2017, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the methods that Texas has been using to gauge whether a defendant’s intellectual ability should spare them the death penalty.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Life Behind Bars’ Written and Performed by Dan Ruth

A longtime bartender's fury at nearly everyone, from NYC health inspectors to an intrusive and homophobic landlady, recollected in tranquility and conveyed with measured energy and often at breakneck speed, delivers not bitterness but symphonic tension and release – and laughs galore.

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Common Sense About Auto Loans (and How Delinquent Subprime Loans Raise Rates for Everyone)

When you first take out your car loan, if you have a low credit score, your interest rate will be fairly high but as you make your monthly payments on time, that consistency contributes to building your credit. What this means is that as you make your payments and your credit score rises, you start to qualify for better interest rates.

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Theater Review: ‘HEDY! The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr’ by Heather Massie

Heather Massie resurrects the screen legend to gratefully address an audience that's finally asking "the right questions" – not about Hedy Lamarr's legendary beauty, her many marriages, the sex and nudity in her controversial 1933 film Ecstasy, or her post-career arrests for shoplifting, but about her mind.

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