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2 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Hugo Chavez, World News, Venezuela, University of North Carolina Charlotte

5 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo

Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Texas, Federal Prisons, January

9 hrs ago | ABC News

Chinese Woman in Seed Corn Case Released on Bond

A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

The report is the culmination of a three-year investigation begun months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily World

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Violent Crime, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Science / Technology, NASA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

WFAA-TV Dallas

Police say principal caught taking drugs to prison

A New York City elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Coxsackie Correctional Facility

WLNE-TV Providence

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a... The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Ohio

Reuters

Wave of migrant children threatens to swamp U.S. immigration courts

A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse rather than better for some, U.S. officials and immigration lawyers said.

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

KRNV-TV Reno

Man sentenced for hiding cocaine in a surfboard

Officials say a Los Angeles County man who attempted to smuggle nearly seven pounds of cocaine out of the country using a hollowed-out surfboard was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Federal Prisons

WLNS-TV Lansing

Schuette Urges Changes After Killer's Prison Break

Michigan's attorney general is recommending numerous changes in prison security after a convicted quadruple murderer escape earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Michigan

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.

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Related Topix: World News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Mother of Jailed Former US Marine in Iran Pleads with Obama

The mother of a United States-born former Marine accused of espionage in Iran recently pleaded with President Obama "not to forget" her son's plight as the U.S. continues tense, high-level negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Former Bank of America worker sentenced for fraud

A former Bank of America employee was sentenced to 2 1 2 years in federal prison for taking more than $1.2 million in bribes.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Mental illness swamps criminal justice system

On America's streets, police encounters with people with mental illnesses increasingly direct resources away from traditional public safety roles.

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Related Topix: Newport, RI, State Prisons, Federal Prisons

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: Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Terrorism

CNN

Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Self Defense

WYFF-TV Greenville

Heavy fighting in Gaza as death passes 500

Fierce fighting between Israeli troops and Hamas militants continued near Gaza City on Monday as the death toll from the conflict rose above 500.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Hamas (Palestine), Heavy

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