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Judge likely to release CT results in Kolstad case

A judge likely will allow the attorney for former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson to have access to brain scans of the former football player Nelson is accused of assaulting, after the prosecutor and a lawyer for the victim indicated no opposition to the request Monday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Mankato, MN, Blue Earth County, MN

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report

While the agency has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, the ruling could hinder the FDA's ability to defend any future regulation of the minty smokes.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration

The Fresno Bee

Police probe other attacks after transients killed

The father of two of the boys said they were once homeless themselves and he had no idea what prompted the beatings.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Criminal Defense Law

Cybercast News Service

Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

KMIZ

Group accuses US of abuses in terror cases

The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, Criminal Defense Law, Terrorism

Hampshire Chronicle

Davis replaces Paxman on Newsnight

BBC director general Tony Hall said that Davis, best known for his role on Dragons' Den and Radio 4 flagship breakfast news show Today, would do an "outstanding" job.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Kirsty Wark

WWLP

Obama grants protections to gay, transgender workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Employment / Labor Law, Healthcare Law

Breckenridge American

Burke fashions epic story in 'Wayfaring Stranger'

Author James Lee Burke is a descendant of tough Texas lawmen. In fact, his maternal great-grandfather once tangled with some of the West's most notorious gunslingers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Texas

WHAS11

GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

Minnesota Republicans have suffered 13 defeats in 14 statewide races over the last decade, often after nominating staunchly conservative candidates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Healthcare Law

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ClickOnDetroit

Drug, sex deals still happening in front of kids

THEY'RE BACK. A LOT OF CRAZY STUFF GOING ON OUT HERE. A PROSTITUTION PROBLEM RAGES ON IN ONE DETROIT NEIGHBORHOOD, AND PARENTS WANT TO KNOW WHY POLICE WON'T CLEAN IT UP.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Detroit, MI, Criminal Defense Law

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Career criminal jailed for armed robbery dies in sleep

Career criminal jailed for armed robbery dies in sleep 54-year-old, Lakeland resident, Greg Mitchell Hughes, who was arrested on July 17, 2014 died in his sleep.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Lakeland, FL, Polk County, FL

The Town Talk

Investigation: ATF drug stings targeted minorities

The nation's top gun-enforcement agency overwhelmingly targeted racial and ethnic minorities as it expanded its use of controversial drug sting operations, a USA TODAY investigation shows.

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Related Topix: US News, ATF, Criminal Defense Law, Prison, University of Chicago

Lexington Herald-Leader

National Guard support program caught in debate

Created in 2007, the Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program has been widely praised for helping nearly 3,000 individuals with suicide prevention, mental health care, employment and housing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Healthcare Law, Small Business, Personal Finance, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

Congleton Guardian

Nurse Jane Clough was murdered by her ex-boyfriend

A campaigner whose daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend has called for a stalkers register where potential victims can check their partner's history.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law

The Town Talk

Iowa puts $5 million into autism program

All the 8-year-old knew was that a woman had turned her face away when he started chattering at her about a toy train set.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Healthcare Law

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KMIZ

Cops: 25-pound boy nearly starved, beaten

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Criminal Defense Law, Mercer County, PA

The Fresno Bee

Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution

The preliminary injunction granted by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversing a lower federal court comes four days before the scheduled execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Criminal Defense Law, Death Penalty

Lexington Herald-Leader

Partners HealthCare deal an issue in governor race

Coakley said the deal resolves her antitrust investigation into Partners and fundamentally alters the organization's negotiating power for 10 years while barring Partners from raising its costs by more than the rate of inflation through 2020.

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Healthcare Law

Northern Michigan News

Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency

Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison more than two years later, Walker couldn't imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law

Capitol Hill Blue

Panel supports early release of many drug felons

Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, US News, Liberal Political News

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