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Quick Picks: Texas Town Shakedown and More on Murtha’s Earmarks

Our editors’ picks of the latest investigative stories around the Web:

  • Police in Tenaha, Texas, are accused of routinely stopping African-American motorists and threatening them with criminal charges if they don’t fork over cash and other valuables, reports the Chicago Tribune. “More than 140 people reluctantly accepted that deal from June 2006 to June 2008,” says the Trib, which reviewed court records.

Check out more of our roundup in “Breaking on the Web.” 

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