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2 min ago | New York Post

Obama: a We tortured some folksa after 9/11

The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, PresidentObama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, US Military, US Navy, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

2 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

In a speech Friday to criminal defense lawyers, Holder said he is concerned that judges in several states have begun factoring in "risk assessments," such as a defendant's education, neighborhood or socioeconomic background, in issuing sentences.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

6 hrs ago | Reuters

Obamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

Mass. Lawmakers Pass Major Bills As Formal Sessions End

Massachusetts lawmakers approved several major pieces of legislation early Friday morning, blowing past a midnight deadline in a somewhat chaotic finish to the end of formal meetings in their two-year session that began in January 2013.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

14 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.

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Related Topix: Appalachia, VA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Seattle, WA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WNEM-TV Saginaw

CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Evan Bayh, Democrat, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Dianne Feinstein

Sunherald.com

Notre Dame may appeal contraception case

Attorneys for the Roman Catholic university have notified the U.S. District Court in Northern Indiana that they are considering seeking a writ of certiorari that would ask the nation's highest court to review the decisions in the case thus far, the South Bend Tribune reported Thursday .

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Related Topix: University of Notre Dame, US News, US Supreme Court, Healthcare Law, Health Insurance, Health, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Ohio.com

Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

DETROIT: Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

The News-Star

As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it

The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law

South Wales Argus

Tag bid to cut alcohol-linked crime

People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor if they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot scheme.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

Brandon Sun

Archbishop in Minnesota says he doesn't think he mismanaged sex abuse scandal, won't resign

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign, despite criticism that he and other local Roman Catholic Church leaders concealed allegations about abusive priests, and he again dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct of his own.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Criminal Defense Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KTVN Reno

Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Criminal Defense Law, Las Vegas, NV

Windsor Beacon

Foster dad charged with murder in hot-car death

Prosecutors have charged a Kansas foster parent with murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl who was left in a hot car.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Sedgwick County, KS

KXLY-TV Spokane

Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show

A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said.

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Related Topix: Keith Urban, Country, Mansfield, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Entertainment

Myrtle Beach Online

Figure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling case

Now the roller-coaster life of Joe Isgro is taking another plunge, with new charges that he helped run a mob-linked gambling operation.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Mafia, Entertainment

Bradenton.com

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

The findings are in a report to be released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, which has spent months investigating the health law's chaotic rollout.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law

The Intelligencer

Sex Trafficking Bust Rescues 168

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Criminal Defense Law

KNUS-AM Aurora

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Overland Park, KS, Park, KS

WAPT-TV Jackson

Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech here to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Tri-cityherald.com

US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

The Justice Department's 10-page lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Harrisburg.

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Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law

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