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Lawyer: Plea offer implicated Breonna Taylor in drug ring

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A lawyer for Breonna Taylor’s family said a plea deal was offered to an accused drug trafficker that would have forced him to implicate Taylor, who was killed by police in a raid on her home in ...

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Black former franchisees sue McDonald’s for discrimination

More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees. The 52 plaintiffs, who owned around 200 ...

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Absent details, police shooting narratives seek to distract

CHICAGO — A familiar narrative emerged in the days that followed Jacob Blake’s shooting by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one seen many times after a Black man or woman is killed or grievously wounded by police: That somehow ...

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Appeals court denies new trial

In a split decision, a state appeals court has reinstated the verdict in a civil confinement case after the trial judge set aside the jury’s decision to release the defendant. In June 2018, state Supreme Court Justice Mark H. Fandrich, ...

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NYPD to adopt guidelines for disciplining officer misconduct

NEW YORK — When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer’s union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department’s internal disciplinary system for ...

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US now using several hotel chains to detain migrant children

HOUSTON — The U.S. government has detained children at several major hotel chains — more than previously known — during the coronavirus pandemic instead of transferring them to government-funded shelters, according to new data released Friday. Since March, the Trump ...

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Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington declined Monday to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn  prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump’s former national security ...

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St. Louis couple charged after waving guns appear in court

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a white St. Louis couple charged for waving guns during a racial injustice protest outside their home said Monday that they’re anxious to prove “with absolute certainty” that they did not commit a ...

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Cuomo: Colleges in New York must go remote when cases surge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With coronavirus cases cropping up at colleges nationwide, New York will require schools to switch to remote learning for two weeks when cases surge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. Cuomo said he expects campus-based clusters now ...

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Teen charged in Kenosha killings stalls return to Wisconsin

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge agreed Friday to delay for a month a decision on whether a 17-year-old from Illinois should be returned to Wisconsin to face charges accusing him of fatally shooting two protesters and wounding a third ...

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