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Sheriff Denies Knowledge Of 'Degrading' Strip Search

Kyle Grillot for LAist
| A spokesman for Alex Villanueva said men are barred from being present during strip searches of women, and that Villanueva had no involvement in the process.

Clarence Thomas: From 'Black Panther Type' To Supreme Court's Conservative Beacon

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The longest-serving member of the current court is also its furthest to the right, least traditional, and most controversial — and with a new conservative majority, he may be having a moment.

Fullerton Police to Release Body Cam Footage In Fatal Shooting Of 17-Year-Old

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Fullerton Police will release footage from the body worn camera of the police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Hannah Williams.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Sued Over Blocking Twitter Followers

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A former New York state assemblyman and a social media personality filed lawsuits on the same day an appeals court found President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter.

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Defends His Handling Of Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

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Acosta is under scrutiny for the 2008 deal he oversaw when he was a U.S. attorney in Florida, now that prosecutors in New York have brought a new case in which Epstein could face 45 years in prison.

Federal Agents Seize Cargo Ship Linked To Massive Cocaine Bust In Philadelphia

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Prosecutors have not accused the shipping company of any wrongdoing, but at least three of the company's ships have been subject to drug raids this year.

ICE Uses Facial Recognition To Sift State Driver's License Records, Researchers Say

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Some of ICE's efforts target undocumented immigrants who have legally obtained driver's licenses, says Alvaro Bedoya of Georgetown Law's privacy and technology center.

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Wealthy Financier Jeffrey Epstein Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors

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Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced two counts against Epstein. He is charged with one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking.

LAPD Unveils Germ-Killing Robot To Clean Skid Row Precinct

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Following several cases of bacterial infections at its Central Division station on Skid Row, the LAPD purchased a $110,000 robot that will use ultraviolet light to sanitize communal areas inside the precinct house.

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