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Blue states chart diverging paths on death penalty debate

CARSON CITY, Nev. — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nevada is exposing polarization in the Legislature while proving party affiliation can be an unreliable predictor when it comes to capital punishment. When Democrats won trifecta control of ...

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NYC to pay $750,000 to woman who was shackled during labor

NEW YORK — A woman who says she was shackled by police for hours while in active labor has settled a lawsuit against New York City for $750,000, her lawyers announced Thursday. The woman, who filed the lawsuit anonymously, was ...

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Garland announces police probe day after Chauvin conviction

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a jury's verdict in the case against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, at the Department of Justice, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday. The decision comes a day after ...

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NYC judge agrees to dismiss thousands of prostitution cases

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge agreed Wednesday to dismiss thousands of prostitution-related offenses dating to the 1970s at the request of the Manhattan district attorney, who also said he would no longer prosecute many offenses related to ...

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Florida school superintendent charged with perjury

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The superintendent of the Florida school district where 17 students and staff died in a 2018 high school massacre was arrested Wednesday on a perjury charge. Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie was arrested by the ...

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A glimpse into the future of Rochester’s real estate market

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While some aspects within the world of real estate have returned to normal, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is changing how tenants, investors, homebuyers and lenders do business. What should our office space look like, if we even need ...

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Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill preside Monday, April 19, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin was later convicted of  the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd.  (Court TV via AP, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a ...

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New York AG investigating Cuomo’s use of aides on book

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

ALBANY — New York’s attorney general is investigating whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo broke the law by having members of his staff help write and promote his pandemic leadership book. In a letter dated April 13, made public Monday, state Comptroller ...

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Supreme Court likely to bar some ‘green card’ applicants

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 appeared ready Monday to prevent thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons from applying to become permanent residents. The justices seemed favorable, in arguments via telephone, to the case made by the ...

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Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case

BOSTON — After he was elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23 years old, it seemed Jasiel Correia’s political career had nowhere to go but up. Bright and dynamic, Correia charmed voters by portraying himself as a successful ...

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