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Judge Vacates Terrorism Convictions Of Man Who Had Trained With Paintball Group

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| A federal judge says Seifullah Chapman should be released rather than serve out the rest of his 65-year prison term, citing a shift in how the law defines violent crime.

Appeals Court Nomination Withdrawn Before An Expected Failure On Senate Floor

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The White House withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to join the 9th Circuit just before a vote was expected on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

MGM Resorts sues Las Vegas shooting victims

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Dozens were killed and hundreds were injured in the Las Vegas shooting last year. MGM Resorts is suing to bring the case to federal court, hoping to dodge liability.

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Family of Anthony Avalos accuses DCFS of negligence

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New internal documents at the Department of Child and Family Services suggest officials there knew of abuse at the 10-year-old boy's home before he died.

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Why some politicians say bail bonds should go

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When the California legislature returns to Sacramento next month, bail bond reform may be on the agenda. Some lawmakers think it's time for commercial bail to go.

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NYPD Will Pursue Internal Charges Against Officers In Eric Garner's Death

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Four years after Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by a police officer on Staten Island and died, the New York Police Department says it will pursue disciplinary actions.

The Ginsburg Rule: False Advertising By The GOP

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Republican senators contend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg established a standard of evasion at her 1993 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, but an independent study says otherwise.

Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Investigation

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Till, a black 14-year-old, was killed in Mississippi in 1955, and two white suspects were acquitted by an all-white jury. The men later confessed to the killings. No other suspect was charged.

Immigrant father faces deportation, dozens rally behind him

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Hermelindo Che Coc was separated from his 6-year-old son in May. His backers gathered at his ICE check-in on Tuesday hoping to prevent his deportation.

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