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8 min ago | TheDenverChannel

How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard -- and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Jay Nixon, US Governors

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are established by law.

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Related Topix: Prison, Employment / Labor Law, Federal Prisons

1 hr ago | KION 46

Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, George Bush

1 hr ago | Click2Houston

Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, St Louis County, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

5 hrs ago | WJRT

Grand jury to decide on Ferguson officer charges

A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Violent Crime, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Saint Louis University

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

In New Orleans, a change in police command

Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Criminal Defense Law

12 hrs ago | Channel3000

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Social Security, Personal Finance, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Healthcare Law

16 hrs ago | WHAS11

Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Criminal Defense Law

21 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

US won't reveal records on health website security

In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicare, Health, Washington, DC, Medicaid, Computers, Privacy

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office raised questions about the report that Jindal's Department of Health and Hospitals submitted to lawmakers in January.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicaid, Health, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Louisiana, Louisiana Government

Sunherald.com

Ex-officer pleads not guilty in suitcase slaying

Steven Zelich, 52, entered his plea in Kenosha County, where he has been charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the 2012 death of Jenny Gamez, a 19-year-old college student from Cottage Grove, Oregon.

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Related Topix: Kenosha County, WI, Criminal Defense Law

News Herald

Analysis: Seeking a path to peace in Ferguson

Analysis: Seeking a path to peace in Ferguson After days of unrest, authorities seek a recipe for peace.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Prison, Jay Nixon, US Governors

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Mom seeks change after gay son rejected as eye donorMom seeks change...

Sheryl Moore hoped at least in death the insults to her son would stop. Her son, A.J. Betts, took his own life in July 2013in part, she believes, because of an unrelenting barrage of high school bullying about Mom seeks change after gay son rejected as eye donor Sheryl Moore hoped at least in death the insults to her son would stop.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Suicide, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration

Tri-cityherald.com

Oregon boosts care for developmentally disabled

Under a provision of the federal health care law, many of the 9,000 Oregonians living at home with developmental disabilities are now eligible for a big increase in state funding to pay for services.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, Healthcare Law

Cybercast News Service

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager are increasingly facing questions about whether their eventual findings can be seen as credible among residents who are highly distrustful of those in charge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Missouri, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Medicaid expansion would save Wisconsin $206M

Under the new federal health care law, the federal government would pay the full cost through 2016 of expanding Medicaid to all adults earning 138 percent of the federal poverty level or less, which translates to $16,105 for individuals and $32,913 for families of four.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicaid, Health, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, US News, Scott Walker, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama

The Town Talk

At rally, civil-rights attorney calls Brown shooting 'an execution'

The attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, fatally shot in 2012., told a rally Sunday that police are trying to assassinate the character of Michael Brown, the young man shot dead by police.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, Florissant, MO

The Plain Dealer

Michael Brown shooting: Feds order autopsy in Ferguson teen's death

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Defense Law

KFBB

Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Michael Turner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal

WHAS11

Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?

Advocates for patients with serious health problems say that one of the main goals of the new health care law is being undermined.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law

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