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OPINION: Finding alternatives to solitary confinement

The practice goes by many names: Restrictive housing, administrative segregation, secure housing, lockdown or, more informally, being put into “the hole.” Most people would recognize it as “solitary confinement” — placing prisoners alone in small cells with little or no human contact 22 or  … Full Article

OPINION: The push to help 50,000 more low-income students get degrees

On paper, Jorge Salcedo looked like a great candidate for a highly selective college. But, like many of his high school friends in Fishers, Indiana, he assumed he’d be attending the local community college. That’s what his Mexican-immigrant parents could afford. … Full Article

OPINION: Will a Tesla rival win the race to offer self-driving cars?

An upstart electric carmaker plans to release by late 2018 a luxury sedan capable of reaching 400 miles on a single charge and driving itself. … Full Article

OPINION: Ivanka Trump, a First Daughter with the office of First Lady?

Ivanka Trump is expected to play a prominent role in the White House, as incoming first lady Melania Trump plans to live at home in New York City while her 10-year-old son remains in school. … Full Article

Brooklyn Queens Connector: To build a trolley, or not

Knicks Player, Red Hook Native Carmelo Anthony Endorses BQX … Full Article

OPINION: Winning the war of ideas

An honest idea quietly delivered can seem wimpy. No cinematic superhero, to my knowledge, vanquishes villains with a well-reasoned argument. … Full Article

OPINION: Surgeon General says e-cigarettes risk 'moving backward' on teen smoking

On Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recommended that electronic cigarettes be incorporated into existing tax and marketing policies designed to prevent young people from smoking traditional cigarettes. … Full Article

OPINION: How natural gas and nuclear have made the U.S. greener, times two

Two-thirds of U.S. states saw their economies grow while they reduced their carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 to 2014. … Full Article

OPINION: Google to go all green, will other tech giants follow?

Google announced on Thursday that by the end of 2017, its entire operation, including data centers and corporate offices around the world, will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.  … Full Article

OPINION: How curated articles could help Facebook fight fake news

In an attempt to curtail fake news on its network, Facebook could be eyeing a tool that would push stories from established, valid sources onto its users, according to sources close to the project. … Full Article

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