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U.S. Charges Suspect In El Paso Walmart Shootings With Hate Crimes

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| Shortly after the attack last August, Patrick Wood Crusius allegedly told police he had driven to the store intending to kill "Mexicans."

Bernie Madoff Seeks Early Release Because He Has 'Less Than 18 Months' To Live

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A lawyer says Madoff, who is serving a 150-year sentence, suffers from terminal kidney failure. The Federal Bureau of Prisons denied a similar request for release last year.

DOJ To Investigate Mississippi Prisons After Spate Of Inmate Deaths

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The Justice Department's civil rights division will examine conditions at four state prisons, including the oldest, Parchman, where a prison riot broke out on Dec. 29.

Canadian Court Clears The Way For Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

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The court said the government has adequately consulted with indigenous groups about the pipeline expansion. First Nations have said that they remain concerned about the project's environmental impact.

Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China

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An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

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His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

Supreme Court Could Be Headed To A Major Unraveling Of Public School Funding

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At Wednesday's arguments, a majority of the justices suggested a major expansion of public funding for parochial schools.

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New Jersey Mandates Severance Pay For Workers Facing Mass Layoffs

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"Workers' performance and workers' dedication to the company were secondary. Now, they'll be moved more to the forefront," state Sen. Joe Cryan, a co-sponsor of the bill, said.

District Of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee For 'Grossly Overpaying' At Trump Hotel

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President Trump's inaugural committee spent more than a million dollars renting event space at the hotel in January 2017, a cost that D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says is far above market rate.