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34 min ago | CBS News

Convictions overturned for 2 men jailed for 1983 child murder

A North Carolina judge overturned the convictions Tuesday of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence in the case.

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Related Topix: Prison, Robeson County, NC, Criminal Defense Law

2 hrs ago | The Republic

Obama names first Asian-American EEOC chair

Jenny R. Yang has been named as the new chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, becoming the first Asian-American to lead that agency.

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Related Topix: Employment / Labor Law, Asian-American

2 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Sir Cliff aims to avoid search row

Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed under caution by police, but not arrested or charged, over a sex crime allegation Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers said they do not want him involved in a row over BBC coverage of a police search of his home Pop star Sir Cliff Richard will not become "embroiled" in a row between police and the BBC over coverage of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Cliff Richard, Criminal Defense Law

3 hrs ago | WKRN

Maryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license

A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic last spring.

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Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Allegany County, MD, Criminal Defense Law

4 hrs ago | Fox News

Michigan mother accused of trying to kill autistic daughter pleads guilty to child abuse

A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Benzie County, MI

4 hrs ago | CNN

Trial of former Virginia governor accused of fraud goes to jury

Now the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has gone to the jury after more than a month of sometimes soul-baring testimony on whether they improperly accepted gifts from a businessman while in office in exchange for promoting his company.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law

6 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Awendaw man charged with murder after body found on dirt road late Monday

Deputies arrested Manning Isiah Milligan of Seewee Road at about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday and charged him with murder and possession of a firearm during the commision of a violent crime.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Charleston County, SC

10 hrs ago | Clacton and Frinton Gazette

Campaign launched to tackle abuse

Behind Closed Doors follows on from the Standing Together campaign, which was launched by Essex County Council and Essex Police.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

14 hrs ago | News and Star

Crime commissioner expenses whistleblower accepts redundancy

The woman who triggered a political storm for Cumbria's crime commissioner by leaking his travel expenses has left her job.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, World News, United Kingdom, Cumbria County, England,

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Leaders leaders seek manufacturing revival

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Industry, PA, Employment / Labor Law, Luzerne County, PA

Oxford Mail

Paedophile is jailed for plan to watch rape

A paedophile who planned to watch the "depraved" rape and sexual abuse of a young girl has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

WAFF-TV Huntsville

3 arrested in fatal Tennessee shooting

Sgt. Charles Gill says 19-year-old Adam Marquez died Friday afternoon in an incident that is still under investigation.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Criminal Defense Law

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Colorado public defenders want children out of restraints in court

A 10-year-old boy stands shackled with his mother, left, and his attorney in a Florida court in 2007.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Jefferson County, CO

My FOX Chicago

Gang member to plead guilty in murder from 11 years ago

An affiliate of the Two Six street gang is admitting his role in an 11-year-old East Chicago murder, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Drugs

KCRG

Some Iowa driving instructors have criminal record

At least 10 driving instructors licensed in Iowa have criminal records or driving infractions in their past, but they've been allowed to keep working with teens because of a forgiving state law.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Criminal Defense Law

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Republic

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, The Perrys, Gospel, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Travis County, TX

NewsOne

Re: Ferguson: Straight Facts On #MikeBrown Shooting Case

The police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael "Mike" Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9th captured the attention of the nation.

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

SFGate

Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Velocity Development, Strife, Rogue Entertainment, Video Games, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge, LA, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Health, Medicaid

North Coast Journal Weekly Politics

Accused HSU Lecturer Released After Child Porn Arrest

A Humboldt State University lecturer posted bail and was released from custody hours after his arrest on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography Friday.

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Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arcata, CA, Criminal Defense Law

The Bennington Banner

Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund - even if she's convicted.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Westchester County, NY, Yonkers, NY, Dutchess County, NY

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