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Scabies has shown up at Victorville immigrant detention center

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| First chickenpox, now scabies at Victorville's federal prison, where thousands of immigrant detainees are being held.

LA civil rights icon John Mack dies

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Mack passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer. He was president of the L.A. chapter of the Urban League for more than 30 years, and served as president of the L.

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D.C. Sniper Lee Malvo To Get New Sentencing Hearings

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Tried as a juvenile in the 2002 slayings of 10 people, Lee Boyd Malvo got multiple life sentences without parole. Now, an appeals court has affirmed that several of the sentences must be tossed.

In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

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The Supreme Court ruled police do need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.

Trump's Migrant Family Policy Now Moves To The Courts

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At issue: How should cases proceed and what should happen to the more than 2,000 immigrant minors already detained in light of the president's executive order?

With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

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The Supreme Court on Thursday held that states may impose sales taxes on Internet retailers with no physical presence within the state.

LA Sheriff probes claim of false statements, excessive force in deputy shooting

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will investigate a convicted burglar's claims of "false statements, conflicting statements and excessive force" in his April 2011 shooting by a deputy.

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LAPD releases first body cam video under new policy

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The policy requires the release of footage in critical incidents within 45 days. The video released Wednesday is an edited version of a fatal incident in South L.A. It shows officers subduing a suspect who had been holding a metal pipe.

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W. Va. Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry Is Charged With 22 Counts, Including Fraud

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Loughry, 47, has been suspended without pay, the state Supreme Court says. In addition to being a judge, he wrote a book about political corruption in West Virginia.