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COVID-19 ‘pressure cooker’ complicates family law cases

The requirements and hardships of the new abnormal created by the coronavirus pandemic have forced everyone to make adjustments. For some couples, that means learning how to be together 24 hours a day with a spouse. Or learning that wedded bliss ...

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Trump lashes Biden, defies pandemic on White House stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden as a hapless career politician who will endanger Americans’ safety as he accepted his party’s renomination on the South Lawn of the White House. While the coronavirus kills 1,000 Americans each ...

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Only Native American on federal death row executed

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The only Native American on federal death row was put to death Wednesday, despite objections from many Navajo leaders who had urged President Donald Trump to halt the execution on the grounds it would violate tribal ...

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More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining steam despite the government’s reluctance to make Election Day a federal holiday. Starbucks said Thursday ...

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Lawsuit alleges excessive force in fatal police shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sister of a man fatally shot by a Tennessee police officer last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court alleging excessive force. Channara Tom Pheap, 33, was running away and “posed no ...

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Innocent Florida inmate to be released after 37 years

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who has spent the last 37 years in prison on a rape and murder charge was ordered released Thursday, after officials discovered new evidence that proved his innocence. Robert Duboise, who is 56, ...

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Police sued for shooting dog

A Rochester resident has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Rochester and two Rochester police officers for shooting her dog. The plaintiff, Marianne Anniszkiewicz, claims that officer Brian Cala and Sgt. Jennifer Trenton entered the fenced-in yard of ...

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Sheldon Silver begins prison sentence in corruption case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of the most powerful politicians in the state, started his prison sentence Wednesday after years of fending off going behind bars. Silver, 76, reported to a federal ...

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17-year-old arrested in killing of 2 people in Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. — A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday in the killing of two people gunned down during a third night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. Kyle Rittenhouse, of ...

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Kids-for-cash judge loses bid for lighter prison sentence

A federal judge upheld the 28-year prison sentence of a disgraced Pennsylvania judge who locked up thousands of juvenile offenders while he was taking kickbacks from the owner and builder of for-profit detention centers, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Mark Ciavarella, a ...

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