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Documentary Asks: Do 'Women In Blue' Police Differently Than Male Officers?

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| Sgt. Alice White says female officers tend to rely on "brain muscle" instead of physical power. White is profiled in Deirdre Fishel's new documentary about women in the Minneapolis Police Department.

Supreme Court Rules Against California Ban On In-Person Worship Amid The Pandemic

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The court sided with two churches that said a ban on indoor church services violated their rights to free exercise of religion. But the justices let stand restrictions that cap attendance at 25%.

One Emergency After Another: Wisconsin Governor And Legislators Battle Over COVID-19

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The Republican legislature repealed Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' state of emergency declaration Thursday, saying he had overreached his authority. Evers countered and issued another order.

DOJ Charges 3 More Men For Roles in Capitol Riot

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Two men face federal conspiracy charges, and a third was indicted for obstructing an official proceeding.

New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' Law

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The anti-loitering law, passed in 1976, resulted in decades of discrimination by law enforcement against women of color and people who are transgender, critics say.

Brian Sicknick, Capitol Police Officer Slain By Mob, Will Lie In Honor In Rotunda

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An arrival ceremony for Sicknick will take place once a motorcade carrying his remains along with members of his family reaches the Capitol. On Wednesday members of Congress will pay tribute to him.

District Attorney In Atlanta Wants Off Rayshard Brooks Case

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Fulton County D.A. Fani Willis says the actions of her predecessor have forced her to relinquish the police shooting case to another prosecutor.

Tough Decisions Ahead For Biden's Incoming Solicitor General

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At issue is whether the new administration should reverse course in cases where the Trump administration outlined a legal position. But the justices do not look kindly on the government flip-flopping.

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U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings

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The men have been held in U.S. custody since 2003, accused of planning and helping to carry out the deadly bombing attacks at a Bali nightclub in 2002 and at a J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.