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Hate crimes up in 2016, FBI statistics show

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| FBI statistics released Monday show that the number of hate crimes reported last year rose by nearly 5 percent compared to the previous year.

This potential federal judge has never tried a case but that hasn't stopped senators from supporting him

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Harvard Law School grad Brett Talley was nominated for a lifetime position as a federal judge — even though he says "I have not tried a case."

Actors Steven Seagal, Richard Dreyfuss, George Takei accused of sexual misconduct

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New allegations have emerged about actor Jeremy Piven. "Supergirl" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended amid accusations of sexual harassment.

Does this body cam video show an LAPD officer planting drugs on a man?

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An attorney released body camera footage that he says shows an officer planting cocaine in his client's wallet during an arrest. The LAPD is investigating.

Producer Gary Goddard denies 'ER' actor's molestation claim

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Anthony Edwards accused Goddard of molesting him when he was 12-years-old. He also says a friend was raped by the older man but they remained silent about the abuse.

3 UCLA players stay in China as basketball team returns to US

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LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley will remain in Hangzhou after allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store last week.

1 dead, 3 hurt in in LA taco stand crash

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A 21-year-old man has been accused of vehicular manslaughter after a car ran into a crowd at a Boyle Heights taco stand.

Did state senator Tony Mendoza fire 3 women who reported sexual harassment?

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A lawyer for one of the women says the Los Angeles-area delegate axed the trio after they reported that he invited a young employee to visit him at home and in his hotel room.

30,000 California prison inmates could be safely released, says report

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The report by a leading criminal justice reform group says despite great strides in reducing the inmate population, California can do much more.