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BigLaw firm to review Chicago in-house team after police shooting defense verdict is struck

The longtime chief of a major Chicago-based international law firm has been put in charge of a third-party review of the conduct of a division of Chicago in-house lawyers. Announced last week, in the wake of a stunning …

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-NYPD cop on disability now runs marathons on taxpayer dime — legally

He got hurt chasing a perp — and now he runs marathons on the taxpayers’ dime. A retired NYPD cop awarded a disability pension after tearing up his knee in a foot pursuit works as a sheriff’s deputy near Miami and …

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Andrew Cuomo tries again to offer college to state prison inmates

Gov. Cuomo is again pushing to offer college behind bars for state prison inmates. The controversial plan was abandoned amid opposition in the state legislature after Cuomo first proposed it two years ago, but the …

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Sen. Schumer calls for NRA to ‘enforce the gun laws on the books,’ and get behind Obama’s gun control measures

The NRA “should put its money where its mouth is” and get behind President Obama’s push for existing gun control laws to be enforced, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) demanded Sunday. “The NRA has uttered the phrase, …

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Ted Cruz Says He Won’t Use Special Force To Deport Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday he would not use a special force to deport the estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. were he elected president. Drawing a contrast with …

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Rubio Stands By 2004 Bill Providing In-State Tuition To Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is standing by a bill he co-sponsored during his time in the Florida Statehouse that provided in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants The 2004 law, Rubio told ABC’s …

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How The Supreme Court Could Crush Public-Sector Unions

WASHINGTON — In what may turn out be a painful blow to labor unions, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could make the entire U.S. public sector a right-to-work zone. In the case, …

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Merkel Calls For Tougher Laws For Asylum Seekers Amid Protests

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Women’s rights activists, far-right demonstrators and leftwing counter-protesters took to the streets of Cologne on Saturday to voice their opinions in the debate that has followed a …

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Biker Injuries And Deaths Soar After Michigan Repeals Helmet Law

In the three years after Michigan repealed a mandatory motorcycle helmet law, deaths and head injuries among bikers rose sharply, according to a recent study. Deaths at the scene of the crash more than quadrupled, while …

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Suspect Kari Bazemore’s history of mental illness was ignored, leaving him free to slash woman in Chelsea attack

A Manhattan judge ignored a career criminal’s history of mental illness, releasing him without bail after he sucker-punched a stranger — leaving him free to slash a woman in Chelsea a week later. Judge Laurie …

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