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Moldova To Minnesota: Man Allegedly Faked Death For $2 Million Insurance Payout

/Sherburne County Jail
| Igor Vorotinov had been living in Moldova after allegedly faking his death there in 2011. He was brought back to Minnesota on Saturday by U.S. law enforcement.

Judge Says Federal Law Against Female Genital Mutilation Violates U.S. Constitution

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A federal judge in Michigan dropped most charges against a doctor accused of female genital mutilation, concluding that Congress "overstepped its bounds" when it passed a law banning the practice.

Judge Strikes Down Mississippi's Ban On Abortions After 15 Weeks

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The judge blocked the state from enforcing its ban, writing that Mississippi passed a law that it knew was unconstitutional.

Federal Officials Indict More Than 40 People Linked to White Supremacist Prison Gang

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The Ghost Face Gangsters started in California but a Georgia offshoot has spread criminal activity far beyond prison walls. On Monday, 43 were charged with drug trafficking and firearms possession.

Dems: The Acting Attorney General Can't Continue In His Job. DOJ: Yes, He Can

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Critics are continuing to put pressure on Matthew Whitaker after he was named as temporary replacement for Jeff Sessions. The Justice Department says the law is clear: He can stay.

Colorado Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Pregnant Wife And Daughters

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By pleading guilty, Christopher Watts avoided facing the death penalty. He was arrested in August, a day after he appeared on local television pleading for his family's safe return.

Kentucky Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

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The grand jury indictment alleges Gregory Bush shot and killed two African-Americans "because of their race and color." The Justice Department has not decided if it will seek the death penalty.

Trump Is Reshaping The Judiciary. A Breakdown By Race, Gender And Qualification

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President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.

Fire officials' dilemma: How to deal with those who defy evacuation orders

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It happens in every big wildfire. Officials issue mandatory evacuation orders, but some people stay behind and try to save their homes. Sometimes they succeed, and that raises a policy question that firefighters would rather not confront.

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