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39 min ago | KIMA

New questions over abortion coverage in health law

A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.

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

3 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run

Daytime's "The View" revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors sought to improve on its ensemble format.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

7 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car. Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," says she was unjustly handcuffed and detained Thursday after refusing to provide identification and walking away from officers responding to a report of lewd conduct in a car along Ventura Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Criminal Defense Law

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

NFL: Domestic Violence Experts Added As Advisers

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault." Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney's Office for more than a decade.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), New York County, NY

10 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

11 hrs ago | Squamish Chief

NewsAlert: Vikings reinstate Peterson after child abuse charges

The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged for striking his four-year-old son with a tree branch this summer.

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13 hrs ago | Burnley Citizen

Child abuse doctor - more victims?

There are likely to be more victims of a children's doctor who has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against boys as young as eight in his care , police have warned. Dr Myles Bradbury carried out examinations on children "purely for his own sexual gratification" and with no medical justification whatsoever.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

14 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Washington talks domestic violence, motherhood

In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 photo, actress Kerry Washington poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Kerry Washington

15 hrs ago | Heraldseries.co.uk

Eight rescued in 'slavery' probe

Police rescued eight people from "cramped and filthy" conditions at a caravan site following an investigation into them potentially being held as slaves and subjected to work exploitation. The seven men, aged between 20 and 46, and a 17-year-old boy were freed from the Greenacres site near Leighton Buzzard early yesterday morning, Bedfordshire Police said.

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16 hrs ago | 96.5 KOIT FM

Ray Rice Gets Advice?

Ray Rice has been the subject of a lot of chatter these past few weeks, especially since he was released by the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him knocking his then-girlfriend out in a casino elevator in Atlantic City. Everyone's talking about domestic abuse because of it, and it's good for the conversation to happen.

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20 hrs ago | WLUC-TV Negaunee

Pot smell on kindergartener leads cops to dad

An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley says there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck's home last January.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Tribune

Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter - partly because of her son's criminal case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Drugs

Richmond and Twickenham Times

Call to tackle prison rape

An independent commission on sex in prison discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States Hundreds of prisoners may have been sexually abused behind bars, campaigners have said, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle prison rape. An independent commission on sex in prison, set up by charity t he Howard League for Penal Reform, discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States.

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WWLP

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Apiculture, Science, University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota

Washington Times

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.

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

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Man pleads guilty to drugging, molesting girl, 10

A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to drugging the soda of three girls at his daughter's sleepover and then molesting a 10-year-old girl. Ezra Taylor was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13, and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Hennepin County, MN

WPMT-TV York

trooper killed presser

Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers shot late Friday, one fatally, were ambushed just outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County Commissioner Frank Noonan told reporters. Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex T. Douglass was in stable but critical condition, Noonan said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pike County, PA, Trooper, PA, Criminal Defense Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Louisiana, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Salisbury Journal

Victims' rights reform unveiled

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said the reform package would ensure the 'highest emphasis' is put on those who suffer at the hands of criminals The right of victims of crime to directly confront the offenders who damaged their lives in court is to be enshrined in law, the Government said. Publicly-funded lawyers are also to be barred from taking on serious sex offence cases unless they have undergone specialist training.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Sex Scandal

WAVE-TV Louisville

Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, T.J. Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could... Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster... An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Criminal Defense Law

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