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The guy who allegedly stole Frances McDormand's Oscar plans to fight the charges

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| A lawyer for Terry Bryant said, "There's a big difference between holding an Oscar and what he's charged with."

FBI paid Best Buy's Geek Squad to flag child pornography

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Is the FBI using paid informants as a way to get around the Fourth Amendment? The case of an Orange County doctor has revealed details about the agency's links to Best Buy.

Charles Manson's corpse won't be on ice much longer

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Several would-be heirs and a former pen pal are vying for the corpse that's been on ice since Manson died Nov. 19 in a hospital at age 83.

Cruz formally charged with 17 counts of murder

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A grand jury returned an indictment against the 19-year-old for the Valentine's Day massacre at a Parkland high school in which 17 people died and 16 were wounded.

Here's how to prevent the next school shooting, experts say

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Hundreds of organizations and experts are calling for a public health approach to school-based violence.

Episode 6: The Light

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There are some who believe the public is not equipped to understand police behavior. But are these secretive laws protecting officers and their public employers from scrutiny?

LA Police Commission wants fewer homeless arrests

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The LAPD arrested more than 6,000 homeless people last year for misdemeanors like trespassing and drug offenses – even though the “guiding principle” in the mayor’s homeless strategy is “decriminalization.”

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LA Metro figured out how to scan for weapons — without the lines

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Body scanners in L.A.'s transit stations? Metro and TSA are testing technology that could make it possible — without the need to erect an airport-style checkpoint.

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5 killings, 3 states and 1 common neo-Nazi link

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Three young men have been charged separately with murders from Florida to Virginia to California. All appear to have links to the same white supremacist group: the "Atomwaffen Division."