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California Becomes First State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight

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| "Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly," Gov. Jerry Brown said. He first advocated for an overhaul in his 1979 State of the State Address.

How California's housing crisis turned into a homeless crisis


The lack of affordable housing "probably describes more than any other reason why we have a homelessness crisis in California," says one expert. The California Dream project is exploring what cities are doing about it.

Former CDC Director Arrested And Charged With Sexual Misconduct


The New York Police Department told NPR that Frieden allegedly "grabbed a victim's buttocks without her permission" last October.

John Lennon's Killer Is Denied Parole For A 10th Time


A New York State Board of Parole panel said that by murdering a person "beloved by millions," Mark David Chapman "demonstrated a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life."

California Law Would Expunge Many Marijuana-Related Crimes


A measure passed by the legislature would require a review of all marijuana-related crimes in the state between 1975 and 2016, when pot was legalized in California.

Sessions Rebukes Trump With Vow Justice Department Won't Be Swayed By Politics


The attorney general fired back at criticism by the president on Thursday with a guarantee that so long as he runs the Department of Justice, its professionals will operate by the book.

Golden State Killer to face 26 charges in one trial


District attorneys from six counties announced in a Tuesday press conference that their separate cases against Joseph DeAngelo will be consolidated into one trial.


Donald Trump's Attorney And Fixer Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To 8 Federal Counts


Cohen, who described himself in past as Trump's "pit bull," became well known for his elbow-throwing and sometimes full-on threats as he worked to move the ball forward for Trump or protect him.

Paul Manafort Jury Asks For Instructions About Consensus On 1 Charge


Jurors asked Judge T.S. Ellis III what to do if they could not agree on one of the 18 counts facing the former Trump campaign chairman. The judge sent the jury back to try again to reach a consensus.