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Jury Finds Virginia's Former First Couple Guilty Of Corruption

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted on Thursday of federal corruption charges. They were acquitted only on a handful of lesser charges.
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Can Body Cameras 'Civilize' Police Encounters?

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.
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Appeals Court Strikes Wisconsin And Indiana Same-Sex-Marriage Bans

The judge said that the states had given the court "no reasonable basis" for forbidding same-sex marriage.
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Guilty Verdicts For Former Gov. McDonnell And Wife In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on all 11 public corruption charges that he faced. His wife, Maureen, was convicted of eight of those same charges, as well as one additional charge of obstructing the grand jury investigation.
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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.
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Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.
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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

The decision marks the first time a federal court has upheld a gay marriage ban since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

The decision is the first break in a string of more than two dozen federal court rulings that have struck down same-sex-marriage bans in other states over the past year.
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Sen. Kaine: Strikes On Islamic State Must Be Approved By Congress

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., discusses the need for President Obama to seek Congressional approval before moving ahead with military actions against the Islamic State.
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Months After Atrocities In Tikrit, Iraqi Parents Demand Answers

Iraq's parliament was overrun Wednesday by men whose sons disappeared and were likely killed when the Islamic State captured Tikrit in June. They brandished sticks as they burst through security, assaulted people and staged a sit-in at the meeting hall. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch is saying that nearly 800 men were killed in the attack on Tikrit.

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