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Michel Moore appointed LAPD chief to replace Charlie Beck

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| The 37-year veteran of the force has held nearly every top job at the department, from running its counter-terrorism bureau to overseeing records management.

In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a local baker in Colorado was within his rights to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.

Meet the two men who want to replace LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell

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Here's a rundown of the positions of retired Sheriff's Cmdr. Bob Lindsey and retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, both of whom say McDonnell has failed on numerous fronts.

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Seeking reelection, LA Sheriff says he's restored 'the shine to the badge'

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Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued department, Jim McDonnell says he's turning things around. Others say he's fallen short on jail reform, transparency and recruiting.

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Video released of fatal LAPD shooting in Boyle Heights

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Body cam footage of a Los Angeles police officer shooting and killing 14-year-old Jesse Romero two years ago is being seen by the public for the first time.

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of Restrictive Abortion Law In Arkansas

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If the law, which heavily restricts abortion by medication, is allowed to permanently go into effect, it would likely shutter two of the state's three facilities that perform abortions.

In Win For Privacy Rights, Court Says Police Need Warrant To Search Area Around Home

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The Supreme Court reversed a conviction that came after an officer looked at a motorcycle under a tarp outside a private residence — without a warrant.

Blue ribbon commission won't get to see report on man charged with killing officer

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The confidential report details the events that led to the Michael Mejia's release on probation. Critics have questioned why the gang member was back on the street.

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Feds bust dozens of Mexican Mafia members

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The U.S. Attorney in L.A. charges 83 people with running a drug ring in county jails maintained by kidnappings, assaults and murders.

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