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Man killed in knife attack at Ventura steakhouse

| A homeless man is facing a murder charge after he stabbed a restaurant patron who was eating dinner while holding his 5-year-old daughter in his lap.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking

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Allison Mack allegedly recruited members for a female mentorship group that was actually a sex trafficking operation with "slaves" and "masters."

10,000 people shouldn’t have guns in California — but it’ll take at least 4 years to get them back

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The Department of Justice says it needs more money to beef up the team seizing weapons from people who are prohibited from owning them.

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DA: Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

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An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder after a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.

ACLU sues Los Alamitos over anti-sanctuary ordinance

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The tiny Orange County city has become the epicenter of the three-way fight over immigration among local, state and federal officials.

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Protesters rally outside Philadelphia Starbucks after arrests of 2 black men

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Demonstrators gathered on Sunday after two black men were arrested on suspicion of trespassing. The men were later released, and the incident has drawn accusations of racial profiling.

DA to air more evidence in Durst's murder case

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A trial could happen if prosecutors can show probable cause that Robert Durst killed Susan Berman to silence her from revealing what she knew about his first wife's death.

Judge bars prioritizing grants for police who cooperate with immigration officials

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The injunction bars the Justice Department from giving priority status for grants to police departments that agree to cooperate with immigration officials.

Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to California money-laundering charges

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The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" pleaded guilty to California money-laundering charges Thursday, while the company itself pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas.