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Chauvin’s attorney seeks to probe jury misconduct

MINNEAPOLIS — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing  to “impeach the verdict” by investigating potential juror misconduct. ...

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Culture of Corruption: ex-UAW leader gets 28-month sentence

DETROIT — He plotted to steal up to $1.5 million in union dues, and the money he diverted was spent on golf clubs, vacation homes, booze and lavish meals, fostering a culture of corruption within the United Auto Workers union. ...

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Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ pleads guilty to US charges

WASHINGTON — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wearing a green jail uniform, ...

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Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law

A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a sweeping state abortion law that bans the procedures at or after eight weeks of pregnancy. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. ...

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Global sting began by creating message service for crooks

SAN DIEGO — When the FBI dismantled an encrypted messaging service based in Canada in 2018, agents noticed users moving to other networks. Instead of following their tracks to rivals, investigators decided on a new tactic: creating their own service. ...

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March trial schedule set for 3 ex-officers in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — A more detailed trial schedule for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the  death of George Floyd has been set for next March, according to an order made public Wednesday. Last month, a ...

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Minnesota 3rd-degree murder law at issue in ex-cop’s appeal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor urged the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman who had called 911 in 2017, saying a reversal would ...

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Law school ranking, plus experience, increases pay for in-house counsel, study finds

A higher law school rank and more experience leads to higher salaries for in-house counsel, according to a new study from a local legal management consulting firm. BarkerGilmore, a Fairport-based executive search firm, has released their annual 2021 In-House Counsel Compensation ...

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Senate report details broad failures around Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON — A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol found a broad intelligence breakdown across multiple agencies, along with widespread law enforcement and military failures that led to the violent attack. There were clear warnings ...

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Fed lawyers: Trump not liable for ‘crude’ remarks at accuser

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump cannot be held personally liable for “crude and disrespectful” remarks he made about a woman who accused him of rape because he made the comments while he was president, U.S. Justice Department lawyers told ...

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