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Wire Actor Gave Back to Baltimore Projects

Sandra Sohn helped troubled teenagers

(Newser) - Sonja Sohn couldn't leave Baltimore behind after The Wire. So the actress who played Det. Shakima “Kima” Greggs on the HBO show started a program for troubled teens called ReWired for Change, the Washington Post reports. Meeting in a university classroom, she urged thugged-up teenagers to reconsider their... More »

Israel to US: We Won't Halt Housing in Jerusalem

(Newser) - Amid intense US-Israeli negotiations over settlements, Israel today brushed off Washington’s request to stop an American millionaire's housing project in East Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Post reports. Palestinians have complained that it would change demographics in the Arab-dominated area. But Obama "had crossed a red line" in asking... More »

Calif. Adopts Stiff Anti-Sprawl Law

New law ties compact growth to $5B in transportation funding

(Newser) - The country's most aggressive anti-sprawl bill was signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday, the Sacramento Bee reports. The "first in the nation" bill mandates regional targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and uses $5 billion in transportation funding as an incentive to stimulate denser residential development. “This... More »

Evacuees Return to Battered Galveston

Damage varies widely in Texas town hit by Ike

(Newser) - Heaps of furniture and electronics lined Galveston's streets as evacuees returned to the Texan island to salvage their belongings, the Galveston County Daily News reports. Some were spared from Hurricane Ike’s wrath altogether, while others discovered their homes completely flattened. In the city's central housing projects, first-floor residents found... More »

Riot Police Move In on Parisian Gang War

Violence in French capital leaves several bystanders dead

(Newser) - French riot police have been deployed to contain a gang war in the northeast of Paris, as fighting between youths from two rival housing projects has left several bystanders dead, reports the Guardian. Unlike earlier violence in France, this battle is taking place not in suburban ghettos but in the... More »

French Police Storm Housing Projects

1,000 cops bust 33 for riots in raid on immigrant communities

(Newser) - More than 1,000 French police stormed housing projects in three largely immigrant communities outside of Paris early today and arrested 33 suspects believed linked to riots in November, AP reports. Police sources said two gang leaders in particular organized the street violence that included armed rioters in what they... More »

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