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Lawsuit Could Scramble Kansas Senate Race.. Again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A key contest in the fight for control of the Senate could turn on the outcome of an arcane legal argument Monday over whether Democrats must field a candidate against struggling Kansas Republican …

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Couple Sues Police Over Tense Confrontation Inside Collingdale Home

A Pennsylvania couple is suing three police officers, claiming their rights were violated during a tense confrontation captured on cellphone video. Kia Gaymon, 38, and her husband Michael Gaymon, 35, of Collingdale …

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Public Advocate Letitia James is often out of office for personal appointments, political events: schedules

Public advocate Letitia James is often absent from the office for hours to attend personal appointments and political events, according to seven months of her schedules reviewed by the Daily News. Between January and …

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Grace: He was due to be a lawyer in 24 hours; then his phone rang and everything changed

Less than 24 hours before he was to be sworn in as a new lawyer in Nebraska, Matt Aksamit received a devastating phone call. It was the equivalent of standing underneath a piano as it falls from the sky. There was Matt …

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L.A. wants court to revive law allowing motel guest registry searches

Los Angeles city attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to revive a local ordinance that gave police the authority to inspect guest-registration records of motels and hotels, arguing the surprise checks are needed to …

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Judge rules against billionaire in beach dispute

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –  A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private …

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Elizabeth Warren Calls For Investigation Of NY Fed Over Secret Tapes

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are both calling for Congress to investigate the New York Federal Reserve Bank after recently releasedsecret recordings show the central bank allegedly going …

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Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn’t start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed …

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Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe

A Federal judge on Tuesday lambasted what he called a “corrupt culture” within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as he sentenced six current and former members of the department to prison for …

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L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers

Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the …

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