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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Judge Denies Mistrial In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Teens

A Minnesota judge has denied another request for a mistrial in the case of a homeowner who killed two teens who entered his home .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Weird

7 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Limited restitution for child porn victims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it somewhat easier for victims of online child porn to recover limited financial restitution from some of those who download their images.

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Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Criminal Defense Law

11 hrs ago | KMIZ

More drug offenders eligible for clemency

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, a move that is expected to lead to thousands of prisoners filing applications to President Barack Obama seeking to commute their sentences.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Criminal Defense Law, Federal Prisons, Prison

13 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters about gun control at the Capitol in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Painting, Arts, Healthcare Law, Senator Kay Hagan

17 hrs ago | The Daily Tribune

Man who made machine guns sentenced to 10 years

A Indiana man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal firearms charges stemming from a 2011 raid in which police found about 175 firearms and more than 59,000 rounds of ammunition , U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hendricks County, IN, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

DA: Drug ring at Penn. schools busted

Two young men, a bunch of subordinates, one master plan: Take over the drug trade at some of Pennsylvania's best schools.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pennsylvania, Criminal Defense Law, Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Visalia Times-Delta

Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Wake County, NC

ABC News

Judge Rules for Newspaper in Mug Shot Dispute Case

A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

ABC News

Report: Polygraph Crime Admissions Not Reported

The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in government reporting procedures and poor advice from agency lawyers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, James R. Clapper

Truro Daily News

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 per cent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

KXAN-TV Austin

Year after Texas plant blast, no new safety laws

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and volunteer firefighters like those who rushed into that plant still aren't required to train how to fight such ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas, Train Disaster, Explosion, Environmental Law

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie , author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressed an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people at Earth Day in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environmental Law, Activism, US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, California

Marietta Times

Prosecutor agues for mercy for condemned killer

The death sentence of a man scheduled to die next month for killing a Cleveland produce vendor in a three-decade old robbery should be commuted to life without parole, a prosecutor said Monday while arguing the defendant is still guilty of the crime.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Cuyahoga County, OH

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer speaks at a news conference at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Immigration Reform, Jan Brewer, Phoenix, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, US News, US Supreme Court, Prison

Brandon Sun

Oklahoma Supreme Court stays execution of 2 death row inmates who challenged execution secrecy

A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Death Penalty

National Public Radio

Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria For Clemency

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Federal Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law

KWQC-TV Davenport

No contest plea expected in football rape case

A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law enforcement officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Bluffton Today

US marshal shoots defendant in federal court

A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City after the man rushed at a witness with a pen, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Criminal Defense Law

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Doctor convicted in outbreak to undergo evaluation

A former Nevada doctor at the center of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law

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