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Judge Rules Male-Only Draft Violates Constitution

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| Now that women serve in combat roles, it's no longer justified to exclude them from draft requirements, a federal judge ruled. The case was brought by a men's advocacy group.

Cross Clash Could Change Rules For Separation Of Church And State

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This week, the newly-constituted conservative Supreme Court majority will weigh how to the federal government should treat religious symbols paid for with taxpayer funds.

Perris parents of 13 children plead guilty to torture

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David and Louise Turpin of Riverside County were arrested last year after one of their children escaped. Now they face prison sentences of 25 years to life.

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Judge Rules Against State Department In Same-Sex Couple's Citizenship Lawsuit

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Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks have twin sons, born four minutes apart. The State Department has maintained that one is a U.S. citizen and one is not. A judge sided with the couple.

Roger Stone Barred From Talking About His Case Following Criticism Of Judge

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she did not believe Stone's apologies on Thursday and ordered him to keep quiet about her and his case in public. If he doesn't, he could be locked up.

Family of Justin Perkins sues Anaheim police for his death

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The family claims Perkins was doing nothing wrong when police beat him. The city says the police were responding to a call of alleged assault and that two officers were seriously hurt arresting him.

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Houston Police To Cease 'No Knock' Warrants, Chief Announces After Deadly Raid

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"I'm very confident that we're going to have criminal charges on one or more police officers" from a raid that left two suspects dead, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

Roger Stone Ordered To Appear In Court Following Post That Criticized Judge

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, during which Stone must show cause as to why she shouldn't alter the gag order she has imposed or reconsider Stone's bail.

Ex-Apple Exec Who Oversaw Insider Trading Policy Profited On Inside Info, SEC Says

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The agency says Gene Levoff used prior knowledge of earnings to buy and sell millions of dollars in Apple stock, even as he was responsible for overseeing compliance with rules on insider trading.