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Compassionate release denied

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A federal judge has denied a request for compassionate release from prison from an inmate who was convicted of possession of child pornography. Defendant Anthony C. Howe Sr. previously filed a two-paragraph motion seeking release. U.S. District Court Judge David ...

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Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the ...

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Protests reveal generational divide in immigrant communities

Matilda Kromah, center, braids a clients hair at her salon, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. The salon was looted after a white police officer fatally shot a Black man this month, and Kromah faced a resurgence of the trauma from the civil war in Liberia she fled over 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — When protests began in a Minneapolis suburb after a white police officer fatally shot a Black man, 21-year-old Fatumata Kromah took to the street, pushing for change she says is essential to her Liberian immigrant community. ...

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Supreme Court declines to hear wrestlers’ brain damage cases

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeals of several former pro wrestlers who claimed in lawsuits that World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries that led to long-term ...

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Warrant: Drug buys recorded weeks before Black man shot dead

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — North Carolina deputies who fatally shot a Black man outside of his house obtained the search warrant that brought them there after investigators recorded him selling small amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine to an informant, according ...

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Local delegation aims to help keep families in their homes

Members of the local state delegation talk Friday about efforts to keep families in their homes. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)

Legislators representing the Rochester area at both the federal and state level have secured funding designed to keep families in their homes. Federal legislation, pushed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), provides nearly $40 million in rent relief ...

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Conviction overturned on Brady issue

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A Clinton County judge has vacated a guilty plea in a robbery case because of Brady violations by the prosecution. In May 2017, defendant Rudolph Franklin was indicted on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree criminal use of a firearm, and ...

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Panel: End commanders’ power to block military sex cases

In this April 14, 2021, file photo, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin poses for photographers as he arrives at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The Associated Press has learned that a Pentagon panel is recommending that decisions to prosecute service members for sexual assault be made by independent authorities, not commanders. It would be a major reversal of military practice and a change long sought by Congress members. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon panel is recommending that decisions to prosecute service members for sexual assault be made by independent authorities, not commanders, in what would be a major reversal of military practice and a change long sought by ...

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Appeals court sides with Dr. Luke on an issue in Kesha clash

NEW YORK (AP) — An appellate court ruled for music producer Dr. Luke on Thursday on an important legal question in his defamation suit against pop star Kesha, saying the Grammy-nominated hitmaker isn’t a public figure in the eyes of ...

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High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices. ...

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Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn’t to defend the police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said convicting Chauvin ...

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