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Foreclosure program changed

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The federal government announced Friday that it is relaxing some rules to make it easier for communities to spend funds on redeveloping abandoned and foreclosed properties.

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COA faults broad warrant, strip search

ALBANY — The New York State Court of Appeals on Thursday held that police can’t continue a common practice of using a broad warrant to strip search everyone in a particular location without a strong indication the place is devoted to crime.

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Breyer: Judges can read what they want

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The debate over whether the Supreme Court should look to foreign law when interpreting the U.S. Constitution is ultimately irrelevant because justices can read whatever they want when they are formulating their opinions, Justice Stephen Breyer said Wednesday.

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Suspended judge’s trial goes to jury

NEW YORK CITY — Jurors are weighing a criminal case against a suspended New York City judge accused of breaking campaign-finance laws to win her seat.

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