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Anthony Weiner released from prison

Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman
Anthony Weiner. Photo: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Anthony Weiner has been released from prison after serving 15 months of his 21-month sentence for sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl, per the New York Post.

Details: The former 7-term New York congressman and unsuccessful New York mayoral candidate is now under supervision at a federal re-entry program — either a halfway house or home supervision — and is set to be released from federal custody on May 14 due to good behavior. Upon his release, Weiner will have to register as a sex offender.

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Bail app Appolition wants to be acquired

Appolition's Kortney Ziegler (l) and Tiffany Mikell (r). Photo: Diane Poindexter for Appolition
Appolition's Kortney Ziegler (L) and Tiffany Mikell (R). Photo: Diane Poindexter for Appolition

Appolition, an app to help crowdsource bail for those who can't afford it, is looking for someone to acquire the product, according to co-founder Kortney Ziegler.

Why it matters: Many people are stuck in jail pending trials because they can't afford cash bail or a bail bond. Appolition and others are trying to blend technology and crowdsourcing to help address the issue.

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