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Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know

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| The LAPD says at least one officer has tested positive for Salmonella Typhi — the bacteria that causes typhoid fever. The officer, who does not have typhoid fever itself, is a detective assigned to the Central Division located on Skid Row, the department said.

LA Sheriff's Deputies Say Violence, Harassment And Bullying Ongoing At East LA Station

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Seven L.A. County Sheriff's deputies say the department has failed to address the violence, harassment and bullying they formally alleged nearly three months ago by a gang-like clique of their colleagues at the East L.A. Station.

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New Hampshire Abolishes Death Penalty As Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto

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Calling capital punishment "archaic, costly, discriminatory and violent," state Sen. Melanie Levesque, a Democrat, said the time has come to end it. Twenty-one states have discarded the death penalty.

Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Strict Abortion Limit, Dem. Governor Says He Will Sign it

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Six other states have recently passed laws banning abortions. When Louisiana's bill becomes law, it will join four other states in which abortions are barred when a heartbeat is detectable.

Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Provision Mandating Fetal Burial Or Cremation

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The court did not take up the part of the law that banned abortions because of fetal abnormality or race or sex of the fetus, which a lower court had knocked down in addition to the burial provision.

San Francisco Police Chief Apologizes For Raid On Home Of Freelance Journalist

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A raid on a journalist's home to determine the source of a police leak led to a firestorm over press freedoms and the First Amendment.

Judge Blocks Trump Use Of Emergency Power To Build Border Barrier With Military Funds

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Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California granted a preliminary injunction against moving $1 billion in Defense Department funds intended for anti-drug activities.

CA On The Verge Of Toughening Standard For Police Shootings

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State lawmakers are on the verge of passing a bill that would toughen the standard for when police can use deadly force.

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Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty In Boston Assault And Battery Case

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Batali stepped away from his restaurants and TV appearances after accusations of sexual harassment. He's now facing a charge he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at one of his restaurants in 2017.