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Florida sheriff accused of allowing prisoner furloughs, including motel encounters with women

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:35pm
The Gadsden County sheriff was accused Tuesday of allowing prisoners — including violent felons — out of jail without court permission for short periods so they could visit with family or meet girlfriends in motel rooms.
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Panel of former presidents, other global leaders urges worldwide overhaul of drug policies

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:13pm
A 21-member international panel is calling for a global overhaul of drug policies, saying the traditional tactics of the "war on drugs" have failed.
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Los Angeles man arrested for allegedly stealing the same Ferrari twice

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:50pm
Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say stole the same Ferrari — twice.
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Dad in custody after bodies of 5 missing South Carolina children found

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:28pm
Wilcox County, Alabama, District Attorney Michael Jackson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the father is suspected of killing the five children in South Carolina and dumping the bodies in Alabama.
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Police fear foul play after 5 SC kids disappear; father in custody as authorities search South

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:37pm
South Carolina authorities are looking for five children who have been missing for a week and are believed to have been harmed.
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Minnesota judge convicts ex-nurse of assisting suicide of English man he encouraged online

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:15pm
A former nurse who admitted going online and encouraging people to kill themselves has been convicted of assisting in the suicide of an English man.
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Missouri prepares to execute Earl Ringo Jr.; would be 8th execution in the state in 2014

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:43am
Missouri prepared Tuesday to execute a man convicted in a 1998 robbery and double-murder at a restaurant where he used to work.
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Michigan officials investigate video of 4-year-old-boy throwing puppy

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:39am
Flint-area officials are investigating a suspected case of animal cruelty after a video posted online showed a child repeatedly throwing a puppy into a street.
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New DNA clues could lead to new trial in 1976 murder

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:27am
A judge in Reno is getting ready to decide whether to grant a new trial for a woman who's been in prison more than 30 years for a murder she says she didn't commit.
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Philadelphia schools settle lawsuit over beards

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:18am
The Philadelphia School District has settled a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that accused school administrators of discriminating against an employee who said he couldn't trim his beard for religious reasons.
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Maine 5th graders saddened by theft of onions they'd grown to donate to homeless shelter

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:58am
It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate.
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District Attorney: Grand jury to investigate police raid that led to severe injuries to baby

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:55am
A northeast Georgia prosecutor says a grand jury will investigate a police raid that severely injured a baby when a flash grenade detonated in the child's play pen.
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Philadelphia School District settles Justice Department lawsuit over officer with long beard

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:49am
The Philadelphia School District has settled a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that accused school administrators of discriminating against an employee who said he couldn't trim his beard for religious reasons.
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US job openings remained near 13-year high in July, while total hiring jumps

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:29am
The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.
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Maine agency backtracks on no-resuscitate order for brain-injured infant

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:02am
The Maine agency that won the right to make medical decisions on behalf of a brain-injured infant is backtracking, saying it'll defer to the wishes of the child's mother.
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Cooler weather helps slow spread of Yosemite National Park fire

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:00am
Cooler weather on Monday slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.
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Investigators say human remains found over weekend are those of missing Tennessee woman

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:28pm
Authorities say human remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011.
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Mississippi man who had been declared dead found guilty in kidnapping, slaying of girl

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:00pm
A jury has convicted a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago only to resurface as a murder suspect.
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Man thought to be dead for years found guilty in child's murder

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:16pm
Jurors took just over an hour Monday before finding Thomas Sanders guilty in the kidnapping and slaying of 12-year-old Lexis Roberts.
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Grand jury indicts man accused of killing 7 at California Christian college in 2012

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:56pm
Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing seven people at a small Northern California Christian college.
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