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Family of Anthony Avalos accuses DCFS of negligence

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| New internal documents at the Department of Child and Family Services suggest officials there knew of abuse at the 10-year-old boy's home before he died.

Why some politicians say bail bonds should go

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When the California legislature returns to Sacramento next month, bail bond reform may be on the agenda. Some lawmakers think it's time for commercial bail to go.

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NYPD Will Pursue Internal Charges Against Officers In Eric Garner's Death

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Four years after Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by a police officer on Staten Island and died, the New York Police Department says it will pursue disciplinary actions.

The Ginsburg Rule: False Advertising By The GOP

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Republican senators contend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg established a standard of evasion at her 1993 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, but an independent study says otherwise.

Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Investigation

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Till, a black 14-year-old, was killed in Mississippi in 1955, and two white suspects were acquitted by an all-white jury. The men later confessed to the killings. No other suspect was charged.

Immigrant father faces deportation, dozens rally behind him

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Hermelindo Che Coc was separated from his 6-year-old son in May. His backers gathered at his ICE check-in on Tuesday hoping to prevent his deportation.

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Judge Rejects Trump Administration's Bid To Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

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The Justice Department had requested changes to a settlement that bars the detention of children for more than 20 days. But a judge dismissed the move as a "cynical attempt" to shift responsibility.

LA supes consider $2.5M settlement of fatal deputy shooting suit

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed $2.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the family of Johnny Martinez, shot and killed in a confrontation with four sheriff's deputies in Oct.

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Brett Kavanaugh Supported Broad Leeway For Presidents Under Investigation

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President Trump's new nominee for the Supreme Court argued that presidents should be protected from lawsuits and investigations while they're in office.

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