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Hair braiders lose case on appeal

LaQuinn Laws gets her braids fixed by Ivy Perry, on left, and salon owner Tameka Stigers, on right, at Locs of Glory. Stigers is part of a lawsuit by the Missouri Hair Braiders over a cosmetology licensing law they find unfair to their profession.  KAREN ELSHOUT/PHOTO, File

A federal appeals court has ruled that Missouri’s licensing requirements do not violate the rights of African-style hair braiders. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the unanimous ruling Jan. 11. The suit was brought by Ndioba Niang and ...

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Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. The U.S. government-commissioned, 489-page report by ...

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