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Ex-Apple Exec Who Oversaw Insider Trading Policy Profited On Inside Info, SEC Says

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| The agency says Gene Levoff used prior knowledge of earnings to buy and sell millions of dollars in Apple stock, even as he was responsible for overseeing compliance with rules on insider trading.

Woman Who Provoked Suicidal Boyfriend Via Text Message Begins Prison Sentence

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The Massachusetts woman sent her boyfriend a barrage of texts encouraging him to kill himself. He did, and she was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. A state supreme court has upheld the sentence.

California Judge Orders Planned Parenthood Workers' Names To Remain Sealed

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Two anti-abortion activists are being prosecuted for secretly recording Planned Parenthood workers. The group wants their names to remain confidential out of fear for their safety.

Southwest Border Apprehensions Show Small Decline In January

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Government data reflect a slight dip in arrests even as authorities see more Central American families trying to enter the U.S.

Justices Let Alabama Execute Death Row Inmate Who Wanted Imam By His Side

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Domineque Ray said the state was violating his constitutional rights by only offering a Christian chaplain. The high court ruled 5-4 that the execution could go ahead as planned.

Supreme Court Stops Louisiana Abortion Law From Being Implemented

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The high court effectively blocked the restrictive law pending a decision on whether the court will hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices for the temporary stay.

Alabama Police Officer Will Not Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Mistaken Gunman

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The attorney general says the officer was justified because the man was running toward the victim with a firearm. A lawyer for the dead man's family says the police "feared a black man with a gun."

Federal Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Law On Ad Warnings For Sugary Drinks

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A voter-approved law requiring large warnings about the effects of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks was challenged by the beverage industry.

Homeland Security Created A Fake University In Michigan As Part Of Immigration Sting

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Eight alleged recruiters who were paid thousands of dollars for connecting students to the bogus university — which had an actual office space in Farmington Hills, Mich. — have been indicted.