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Supreme Court Rules On Strip Search Issue

A divided Supreme Court has ruled that jail authorities may strip search people arrested for even minor offenses. The majority said courts must defer to prison officials to prevent new inmates from putting lives at risk. Dissenters said corrections officials should have to justify a strip search for someone brought in on a minor charge.
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Who Has The Right To Our Facebook Accounts Once We Die?

Lawmakers in at least two states – Nebraska and Oregon — are considering legislation that would require social networks like Facebook to grant loved ones access to the accounts of family members who have died. Oklahoma already has such a law.

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Oakland Police: Former University Student Kills 7

Police in Oakland, Calif., say seven people at Oikos University are dead after a former student opened fire at the school Monday morning. Suspect One L. Goh, 43, is in custody.
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A Prosecutor Makes The Case For Military Trials

Critics have said the military commissions lack openness and permit evidence that would not be allowed in civilian courts. But Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, says the military commissions will stand up to scrutiny in the upcoming trials of accused 9-11 plotters.
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Media Outlets Adapt To Growing Hispanic Audience

The growing U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to compete for that audience with a new TV network and several new cable channels — and they're not all in Spanish.
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7 Dead After Shooting Rampage At Calif. University

Audie Cornish speaks with Richard Gonzales, about Monday's shooting rampage at a university in Oakland. Seven people were killed and three others wounded when a gunman opened fire.
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Obama Administration Officials Tripped Up By Clown, Comedian, Mindreader

The GSA conference with the clown, comedian and mindreader is the kind of embarrassing story any administration wants to avoid on its watch, especially at a time of fiscal austerity when federal workers are coming under attack from some conservatives and a general election looms for a president seeking a second term.
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America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback

Before IBM had Watson, Westinghouse had Elektro. The Ohio manufacturer built the 7-foot-tall robot as a showpiece for the 1939 World's Fair. Now, more than 70 years later, a replica of the once-famous machine is preparing to embark on a national tour.

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