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US Unveils New Profiling Limits in Criminal Investigations

The United States has unveiled new steps to curb profiling by federal law enforcement officials. The new guidelines issued Monday expand the current ban on the use of race and ethnicity in pinpointing suspects to also prohibit profiling by national origin, gender, gender identity, religion and sexual orientation. The practical effect of the new restrictions was not immediately clear, however, since they only apply to U.S. government law enforcement agencies, not the more than 12,000...

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