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NY lawmakers to probe state prisons after escape of two convicted murders

ALBANY — State lawmakers are set to begin a probe of New York’s prison system following last summer’s escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum security facility. The Assembly’s Correction …

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Porn Star Stoya’s Rape Allegations Against James Deen Prompt Powerful Hashtag

Adult film star Stoya accused her former boyfriend and fellow porn actor James Deen of rape in a series of tweets posted to her account over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon she tweeted: The Internet swiftly reacted …

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New York Assembly pol sets hearing to focus on injuries in mixed martial arts

ALBANY — As the legislative combatants gear up for the latest fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York, one Assembly opponent has scheduled a hearing that will focus on injuries in combative sports. …

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Hillary Clinton Proposes $275 Billion In New Infrastructure Spending

BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton called for hundreds of billions in new federal spending on infrastructure on Sunday, kicking off what her campaign says will be a month-long focus on job creation. Standing before …

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Cell phone security on Apple and Google -operated devices help criminals duck justice

The answers to the shooting death of a Louisiana woman could be locked in her iPhone 5, but without a password not even Apple can access the data. It’s an unsolved murder from April that law enforcement officials say …

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Prosecutor releases enhanced surveillance images of Tamir Rice shooting

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Enhanced surveillance images of the Tamir Rice shooting offer a closer look at what appears to be the boy walking toward a Cleveland police cruiser, reaching for his waist and lifting his arm …

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Lamar Odom unlikely to face cocaine possession charges, may not be fit to stand trial: report

Lamar Odom may escape cocaine possession charges because he’s in such rough shape. The Nye County District Attorney’s Office, which had been weighing illegal drug use charges against the former NBA player …

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Top Kurdish Lawyer Shot Dead During Press Conference In Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a prison term on charges of supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey, which also killed a police …

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Man who’s spent nearly 15 years in prison for murder of Queens woman may have conviction overturned as sole eyewitness expected to recant testimony

This birdie may soon fly out of his cage. Thirteen years ago, Tullie (Birdie) Hyman was found guilty and sentenced to 21 years to life in prison in the murder of Queens tenant patrol leader Maria Medina, who was hit by …

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Like Waleed Abu Al-Khair, We Must Never Waver in Our Commitment to Human Rights

The following speech will be delivered on November 27, 2015 at the Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Award ceremony in Geneva. I am in Geneva accepting, on behalf of my client, the most prestigious human rights award in …

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