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15 min ago | KSFO AM 560

First Woman Charged Under Controversial Prohibiting Drug Use During Pregnancy

A Tennessee woman is the first to be charged under a new state law that specifically makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant, calling it "assault."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

4 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Tanning bed, novelty lighter bills to become law

The new laws are among 122 set to go into effect on Friday, when the three-month grace period from the end of the legislative session expires.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Criminal Defense Law, Nebraska

8 hrs ago | Daily World

Pots of marijuana cash cause security concerns

The unmarked armored truck rumbles to a stop in a narrow alley, and former U.S. Marine Matthew Karr slides out, one hand holding a folder, the other hovering near the pistol holstered at his hip.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, Criminal Defense Law

12 hrs ago | News Herald

Activists continue fight year after Zimmerman verdict

A year after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin, the trial's outcome clearing the former neighborhood watch volunteer is a source of ongoing activism and debate.

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Related Topix: Activism, Criminal Defense Law, Non-Profit, Life, Self Defense

16 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Senate candidate records GOP address, then deploys

A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for annual training with the Iowa National Guard: denounce the health care law in the weekly Republican radio address.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Tenn. governor may talk Medicaid with new HHS chief

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will get a chance to reopen talks with the federal government over expanding the state's Medicaid program when he sits down Sunday with the Department of Health and Human Services' new leader.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicaid, Health, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Hampshire Chronicle

Butler-Sloss defended over claims

Baroness Butler-Sloss is overseeing the Government's inquiry into allegations of an establishment cover-up of child sex abuse The Home Office has again been forced to defend the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to run the inquiry into allegations of an establishment cover-up of child abuse amid claims she refused to go public about a bishop ... (more)

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

KMIZ

Medical marijuana research stalls

A well-known medical marijuana researcher at the University of Arizona says a study she's been planning for four years has cost her her job.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, University of Arizona, Healthcare Law

The Modesto Bee

Activists to protest decision in Andy Lopez death

On Monday, Ravitch announced her office cleared Deputy Erick Gelhaus of any criminal responsibility for shooting Lopez on Oct. 22 as he walked near his home in Santa Rosa.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Sonoma County, CA

Globe and Mail

Crown downplays importance of gang leader's testimony at B.C. murder trial

A former gang leader's testimony at a mass murder trial in British Columbia is far from the only evidence against the alleged killers, the Crown said Friday, downplaying the significance of a witness who has enormous credibility problems.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, Criminal Defense Law

The Jackson Sun

Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

A former top pediatric cancer doctor was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison Friday following his guilty plea to a charge of accessing child pornography.

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Ohio State University

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last year that would mandate flow meters and cutoff switches on such lines.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law

WGAL-TV Lancaster

PayPal to refund donations in hot-car death

If you donated to a fund-raising campaign for the family of Cooper Harris, the suburban Atlanta toddler who died after being left in a hot car, you may soon be getting a refund.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Cobb County, GA, Autos

The News Tribune

Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints

In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

KFBB

2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter, while two other young men were also charged and the girl's family prepared for her funeral.

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Related Topix: Passaic County, NJ, Criminal Defense Law

Sunherald.com

Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

At the same time, deficit hawks fear that letting veterans turn more to providers outside the VA for health care could cost far more if Congress, under pressure from powerful veterans groups, decides to renew that program rather than let it expire in two years.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

The Arizona Republic

Man accused of killing 6 collapses in court

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, collapsed in court Friday as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spring, TX, Criminal Defense Law

EDGE

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Gay/Lesbian, Employment / Labor Law

The Town Talk

Man busted after towing undercover police car

A man accused of running an illegal towing operation in Oregon was arrested after allegedly towing an undercover police vehicle .

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Related Topix: Independence, OR, Marion County, OR, Criminal Defense Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

California man who hoarded snakes is sentenced

The building where five members of one family died along with two other victims in an intense blaze had an alarm system, yet witnesses say no warning sounded.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Santa Ana, CA

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