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Minneapolis Officer Faces Murder, Manslaughter Charges In Shooting Of Unarmed Woman

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:36:07 -0400

A Minnesota prosecutor says a Minneapolis police officer 'abused his authority to use deadly force' when he killed an Australian woman who was approaching his squad car to report a possible crime.

Justices Skeptical About California Law Being Challenged By Anti-Abortion Clinics

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

Supreme Court justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum expressed skepticism about California's "truth-in-advertising" law requiring anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are.

Survivors Of Mass Shootings Face Renewed Trauma From Conspiracy Theorists

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:10:07 -0400

The idea that victims of mass shootings are hired actors who stage tragedies in order to achieve political gain has drifted from obscure right-wing media into the mainstream.

Civil Rights Chief At HHS Defends The Right To Refuse Care On Religious Grounds

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:38:00 -0400

Roger Severino created a new division in the Department of Health And Human Services to guard the religious rights of health care workers. That worries some advocates for women and LGBTQ people.

Small City Moves To Opt Out Of California Sanctuary Law

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:15:58 -0400

Los Alamitos, an Orange County city of fewer than 12,000, is aligning itself with a harder line on immigration than the more liberal policies adopted elsewhere in the state.

Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:47:00 -0400

Under the legislation, abortions would be prohibited even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman's life.

Justices Appear Skeptical Of Calif. Law Challenged By Anti-Abortion Centers

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400

The high court heard arguments on whether anti-abortion pregnancy centers, which can often appear to be abortion clinics, have to disclose more fully what they are, as required by California law.

The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:18:00 -0400

The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.

Brother Of Florida Shooter Arrested For Trespassing At Stoneman Douglas High

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:05:00 -0400

Zachary Cruz told police he wanted to 'reflect on the shooting' a month after his brother allegedly killed 14 students and 3 staff members at the Parkland, Fla., high school.

Sworn To Secrecy: Trump's History Of Using Nondisclosure Agreements

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:28:54 -0400

President Trump reportedly required senior White House staffers to sign nondisclosure agreements. Critics argue the common business practice should not apply in the West Wing.

How A Teenager's Actions Changed Punishments For Violent Juvenile Offenders

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:40:00 -0400

Forty years ago this month a 15-year-old boy in New York went on a crime spree that shocked the city and helped change the nature of sentencing minors in America.

Investigators Say Austin 'Serial Bomber' May Have Used Tripwire In Latest Blast

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:41:00 -0400

"With this tripwire, this changes things," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs. "It's more sophisticated. It's not targeted to individuals. We're very concerned."

Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:39:00 -0400

The Associated Press, working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative, has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

Advocates Say Teen Migrants Need Help, Not Detention Facilities

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:02:00 -0400

More unaccompanied migrant teens are crossing into the U.S. as parts of Central America struggle with gang violence. The teens may seek amnesty but some are detained while their cases are heard.

Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:01:00 -0400

California's legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven't increased the number of moms treated.