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44 min ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

APNewsBreak: Clemency after 10 years in prison?

The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors

44 min ago | National Public Radio

APNewsBreak: Clemency After 10 Years In Prison?

The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Drugs

3 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

In this April 3, 2014, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US News, Camp Delta, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Terrorism

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KHGI

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, State Prisons, Bonne Terre, MO, Violent Crime

The Daily News Journal

Mailman failed to deliver thousands of letters

On the popular sitcom "Seinfeld," fictitious letter carrier Newman hid bags of mail in Jerry's basement storage locker rather than deliver it.

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Related Topix: Dawson Springs, KY, Hopkins County, KY

ABC News

Judge Rules for Newspaper in Mug Shot Dispute Case

A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

USA Today

An activist's drama on the high seas

A man holds a photograph of Peter Willcox during a protest for his release after being seized by the Russian coast guard on Sept.

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Related Topix: The Bahamas, Central America, World News

KAUZ

Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Landslide, Science / Technology, Space, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons

ABC News

Govt Must Turn Over Info on CIA Prisons to Defense

A military judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest on in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.

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Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, World News, Yemen, Middle East

KSWO

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue... An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

KMIZ

Coach gets 10 days in Steubenville rape case

An assistant high school football coach was found guilty of two misdemeanors in connection with the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that captured national attention, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Steubenville, OH

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

A Moscow justice of the peace did not just fine Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny $8,400 on Tuesday for slandering a lawmaker, she left the door open to locking up the Kremlin's most vocal critic in prison for years.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia

News Herald

Obama heads to Japan to reassure Asia allies

Japanese Coast Guard boat and vessel sail alongside Japanese activists' fishing boat, not in photo, warning the activists away from a Senkaku islandsby Japan, early Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia

Nanaimo Daily News

Former doctor at centre of hepatitis C outbreak to undergo mental evaluation before ...

A former Nevada doctor at the centre of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

Northern Michigan News

Oklahoma court stays executions of 2 inmates

A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the executions of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty

Fox 23

Prosecutor to brief Guantanamo judge on FBI probe

A U.S. prosecutor is asking the judge in the 9/11 case for more time to look into whether an FBI investigation will affect the stalled war crimes trial at the Guantanamo naval prison in Cuba.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Cuba, World News, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

ABC News

Court Rejects Arizona's Appeal in Immigration Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, Immigration Reform, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

CNN

Is Justin Bieber receiving special treatment?

The White House won't comment on a petition signed by more than 270,000 asking for the pop star to be deported for his repeated starring role in famous-people-behaving-badly.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Federal Prisons

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