A digest of all the best: The Justice Department announces plans to sue an Arizona sheriff for civil-rights violations; a new study shows that your location does affect the likelihood of achieving the American Dream; and more.
Justice Department Will Sue Arizona Sheriff
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's refusal to use a court monitor in settlement negotiations has led the Justice Department to announce plans to sue him. Arpaio and his office in Maricopa County, Ariz., have been accused of racial profiling of Latinos, violating their civil rights as well as mishandling more than 400 sex-crimes investigations. Federal officials had been in talks with Arpaio to require his office to provide training on constitutional traffic stops and how to properly reach out to the Latino community.
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Study: Location Matters for Achieving the American Dream
Where you live could have a sizable effect on your economic mobility, according to a study by Pew Charitable Trusts. Using a state-by-state analysis, researchers found that living in states with higher educational attainment and a more fluid economy increased the likelihood that residents were able to move up on the economic ladder.