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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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New Details Emerge About Deadly Shooting At Corona Costco

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Five days after 32-year-old Kenneth French was fatally shot by an off-duty LAPD officer at a Costco store in Corona, the attorney representing French's family revealed the extent of the injuries to the victims' parents.

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LA Sheriff Trying To Fashion A Policy To Deal With Deputy Cliques

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KPCC has learned that L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva sent the Civilian Oversight Commission a draft policy on deputy cliques in March, and that one commission member sent it back to him with suggested changes, because she felt it was "pretty thin."

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Protests Over Fatal Shooting Help Force LA Sheriff's Civilian Watchdog Panel To Cut Meeting Short

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The L.A. County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission cut short its meeting Tuesday, in part because of angry protests over the killing of Ryan Twyman by two deputies.

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Supreme Court Affirms Police Can Order Blood Drawn From Unconscious DUI Suspects

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In a 5-4 vote, the court upheld a Wisconsin law that says motorists have given implied consent to having blood drawn. There were two dissents — including one from Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

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The U.S. Supreme Court says partisan redistricting is a political question, not one that federal courts can weigh in on.