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A new approach to helping foster kids in trouble with the law

Kim Fox
| Loyola Law School gets a $1 million grant to launch teams of law students, social workers and education experts to help 300 foster kids caught in the juvenile justice system.

California prison guard severely injured in inmate attack

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Authorities say a 32-year-old inmate at the state prison in Lancaster punched an officer in the face, knocked him to the ground and then stomped on his face.

Do-it-yourself 'ghost guns' bypass background checks, firearm registration

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When Kevin Neal went on his deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he used "ghost guns": homemade weapons built from kits and instructions found on the Internet.

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LA County approves $15 million wrongful conviction payout

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Frank O'Connell spent 27 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. A judge freed him in 2012 because of improper conduct by sheriff's detectives.

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Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits in LA with 450 plaintiffs

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The new lawsuits were filed in Los Angeles with the intent to get the cases before a jury less likely to be influenced by the size and clout of a casino company, according to one lawyer.

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PBS and CBS fire Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

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PBS has distributed Rose's interview show since 1991, and CBS had previously suspended the veteran newsman. The head of CBS News said there is nothing more important than assuring a safe, professional workplace.

ACLU slams Anaheim for high rate of officer-involved deaths

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Since 2003, more than 30 people have died as a result of force used by on-duty Anaheim police officers, according to a new report from the ACLU.

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LA Assemblyman won't run again following harassment allegations

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Los Angeles Democrat Raul Bocanegra is the first political casualty in a wave of sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol.

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

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Franken already faced a Senate ethics investigation over a previous allegation, but this one is potentially more damaging because it would be behavior that occurred while he was in office.