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Jury Awards Sen. Rand Paul More Than $580,000 In Damages In Attack By Neighbor

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| The neighbor had previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. The attack allegedly was prompted by a pile of brush Paul left near the line dividing their Kentucky properties.

Wrongfully Convicted And Jailed 38 Years, Fred Clay Gets $1 Million Payout

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"It is a great day for justice and it is a great day for Mr. Clay," said attorney Jeffrey Harris. The payout is the highest amount allowed under a revised state law on regarding wrongful conviction.

Jury Hears Closing Arguments As Dramatic 'El Chapo' Trial Nears Its End

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Prosecutor Andrea Goldbarg said in her closing arguments that Joaquín Guzmán led the Sinaloa drug cartel. Dozens of witnesses said he tortured and killed people and that he bribed officials in Mexico.

Opinion: Growing Up In Kenya Really Does Not Prepare You For Chicago's Deep Freeze

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Esther Ngumbi's dad back home had no idea what advice to give her about surviving the historic low temperatures. And he definitely wanted to know what that kind of cold feels like.

Toronto Gardener Pleads Guilty To Killing 8 Men, Some Of Whom Were Buried In Planters

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Bruce McArthur, 67, admitted to killing the men between 2010 and 2017 and disposing of their bodies on or near a client's property. Nearly all the victims had ties to Toronto's LGBT community.

USPS Suspends Mail Delivery In Parts Of 10 States Due To Dangerous Polar Vortex

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"Some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below zero," the postal service said as it halted delivery for a day in parts of the Great Plains and Midwest.

FBI Finds No Motive In Las Vegas Shooting, Closes Investigation

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"Throughout his life, [Stephen] Paddock went to great lengths to keep his thoughts private, and that extended to his final thinking about this mass murder," officials said on Tuesday.

U.S. Slips In Annual Global Corruption Rankings

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The latest Corruption Perceptions Index shows the U.S. dropped six spots, to No. 22 out of 180 countries and territories. It's listed right after France and before the United Arab Emirates.

The program provides treatment to 300 victims of state-sponsored violence each year.

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Forensic evaluations provided by PTV can be a big support to an applicant's asylum case. Ninety percent of asylum-seekers who get the exams are granted asylum.

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