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Golden State Killer suspect fights DNA collection effort

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| Joseph DeAngelo's public defender has filed a motion to block efforts by the district attorney to take DNA, fingerprints and photos of DeAngelo's body.

Parents of teenager killed by LA Sheriff’s deputies sue

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They allege excessive force. L.A. Sheriff's officials believe someone from a crowd that gathered after deputies killed 16-year-old Anthony Weber grabbed the gun the boy was allegedly carrying.

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Texas, six other states sue Trump administration, seeking an end to DACA

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With Trump's effort to end DACA stymied by three federal courts, seven states seek another decision apparently to set up conflicting court rulings.

Autopsy by coroner sheds light on Sacramento police killing

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An official autopsy from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento calls into question the conclusions drawn by an independent doctor hired by the man's family.

A tall order for LA Probation Department's new civilian oversight panel

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The L.A. Board of Supervisors creates a commission that will have a staff and investigative power and will report to the board, rather than to the probation department.

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California's Supreme Court tightens the rules on independent contractors

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Are you classified as an independent contractor or an employee? In a significant ruling this week, the California Supreme court clarified the definitions.

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Earlier search for Golden State Killer led to wrong man

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Before they arrested Joseph DeAngelo, information from genetic websites led investigators to a 73-year-old resident of an Oregon nursing home.

How a genealogy site helped solve the Golden State Killer case

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A familial DNA match from a genealogy website led to the arrest of suspect Joseph DeAngelo. That technique may become more common and that has serious implications for medical privacy.

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How authorities used DNA, public genealogy website to track down the ‘Golden State Killer’

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Sacramento investigators were able to track down the suspected “Golden State Killer,” decades after the crime, using DNA from public genealogical websites, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday.

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