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Newark Police Department Joins A Dozen Others Facing Federal Scrutiny

The Newark, New Jersey, police department is set to join a dozen other troubled law enforcement agencies under consent decrees with the federal government, which will be monitoring them.
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The Unintended Consequences Of A Program Designed To Help Homeowners

A Maryland program designed to help struggling homeowners ended up contributing to foreclosures in some cases. Researchers say it's an example of unintended consequences of some government policies.
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Death Penalty Or Life In Prison? Aurora Shooting Trial Goes To Sentencing Phase

The sentencing phase of the Aurora Theater Shooting trial begins Wednesday. James Holmes, who was found guilty of murder last week, faces either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
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In Drier Washington State, Fire Chiefs Say Wildfires Could Scorch Any City

The state is grappling with the growing phenomenon of the "urban wildfire." That's when blazes that ignite in forests spread rapidly into recently built subdivisions and whole towns.
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National Guard Seeks More Drones For Domestic Missions

A dozen Guard units now pilot drones for missions here and abroad. Some are lobbying for increased use of the unmanned aircraft in the U.S., but critics have raised privacy concerns.
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Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

President Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves The Daily Show next month.
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Dashcam Video Of Sandra Bland's Arrest Released

On Tuesday, the family of a woman found dead in a Texas jail cell after a traffic stop met privately with Waller County officials. The Texas Department of Public Safety released video of the stop.
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Cosby's Lawyers Blast Media Over Reports Comedian Drugged, Assaulted Women

The lawyers also asked a court to keep confidential the details of Cosby's settlement with a Temple University employee who alleged he sexually abused her.
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FCC Set To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Merger

The agency's chairman circulated an order to his fellow commissioners to approve the $48.5 billion merger. He said the move would increase competition in the broadband space.
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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

When Zachary Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare he destroyed the only clinic providing abortions in the Flathead Valley of Montana. More than a year later, the clinic remains closed.

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