"Justiceline: March 21, 2013"
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- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed a package of gun violence prevention bills Wednesday, hours after the state’s Department of Corrections chief was shot dead when he answered the door at his home.
- City lawmakers reached an agreement to install an inspector general in the New York Police Department, in the midst of challenges to controversial NYPD practices from rampant stop-and-frisks to spying on Muslims, but Mayor Bloomberg is threatening to veto the measure.
- In Nebraska, a bill to abolish the death penalty is advancing.
- As hopes disintegrate that the military prison at Guantanamo Bay will be shut down, a growing number of detainees are going on hunger strikes.
- 80-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she can do 20 push-ups.