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Long Beach Police admit to using app that deletes texts

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| The department says it will stop using the app while it investigates whether it violates its record retention policies. State law says any relevant records must be kept at least two years.

Federal Judge Denies New Mexico Compound Residents Bail

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In an hours-long arraignment hearing on Wednesday Magistrate Judge Kirtan Khalsa told the five defendants there was "clear and convincing evidence that you are a danger to the community."

LA sheriff says, use a gun, no more early release from jail

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences. The policy change also applies to those convicted of illegal possession of a weapon.

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LA supes move closer to putting jail spending initiative on the ballot

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved one step closer Tuesday to placing an initiative on the 2020 ballot that would require the sheriff's civilian oversight commission to study whether the county could redirect the more than $2 billion budgeted for a new jail to programs designed to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates.

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MGM Offers To Donate Nearly $1 Million On Behalf Of Las Vegas Victims It Is Suing

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MGM Resorts International said it would give $500 to any charity connected to the deadly concert shooting for people who authorize their lawyers to accept legal notice of the company's lawsuit.

Supes move closer to putting measure on ballot to give Sheriff's watchdog subpoena power

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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved a step closer to putting a measure before voters that would give the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power.

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People thought she would end up poor or locked up. She proved them wrong.

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Lilana Flores had the bad luck of being born into poverty and violence. As a young person in the hands of L.A. County's beleaguered foster care and probation agencies, she sensed people expected little of her.

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Bolton: ICC Will Face Repercussions If Action Taken Against Americans

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National Security Adviser John Bolton says the U.S. will do all that it can to protect American citizens from prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

Grand Jury Looking Into Case Of Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

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McCabe faces potential criminal charges after the outcome of an internal investigation. McCabe says he has done nothing wrong and broken no law.