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Egypt Court Drops Murder Charges Against Mubarak

A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt’s 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial …

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Why the Supreme Court should be the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign

Supreme Court justice and pop culture icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the hospital yesterday after having a heart stent implanted and expects to be back at work Monday. Despite various health issues over the years, …

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Judge’s takedown of Roger Goodell in Ray Rice case is what commissioner deserves

More than nine months after Ray Rice punched the woman who is now his wife in the face in an Atlantic City elevator, knocking her down and knocking her out, a former U.S. District Judge named Barbara Jones officially …

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Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth. On August 9, Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer …

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Getting the Facts Right About the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown has ignited a firestorm of commentary and disagreement. Debate is to be expected in a large and diverse society such as ours. But as …

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Grand Jury Close To Decision In Eric Garner Death

Amid the fallout from a grand jury’s decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case …

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N.J. township mayor accused of sexual assault in civil lawsuit

An Irvington employee contends in a lawsuit that Township Mayor Tony Vauss forced her to have sex with him last June in a municipal office. The employee claims she told Vauss “no” twice, but he wedged her against a …

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Nicole Diggs No Longer Charged With Homicide Of Disabled Daughter

Prosecutors said Tuesday they can no longer support a homicide charge against a special-education teacher who had been accused of killing her severely disabled daughter by neglecting her. A new indictment unsealed at …

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Protests won civil rights. Riots set them back.

In the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, it’s worth remembering an ambivalent reality of American history: Demonstrations–even those that turned violent–have generally advanced the …

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The coming wave of anti-abortion laws

The big Republican gains in the November elections strengthened and enlarged the anti-abortion forces in the House and the Senate. But it’s the GOP victories in the statehouses and governor’s mansions that are …

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