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Cardin co-sponsoring voter suppression bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Cardin says he plans to introduce a bill creating new criminal and civil penalties for voter suppression. The Maryland Democrat says he plans to introduce the bill Wednesday along with New York Sen. Charles Schumer. Cardin ...

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The fight for restitution for crime victims

Crime victims and their advocates say that even though restitution laws are on the books, actually getting prosecutors to ask for the restitution they want, and judges to award it, is challenging. They say that because victims are not officially parties to criminal proceedings, their financial needs are often dismissed.

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