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Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision

In this May 23, 2015 photo, a protester is arrested by Oakland Police Officers after a group refused to leave the intersection in Oakland, Calif. About 100 people took to the streets in Oakland on Saturday night to protest against what they said was the city's crackdown on nighttime demonstrations. (Leah Millis/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
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Dozens arrested, cited after Northern California protest

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The Latest in Cleveland: Holiday arraignments for protesters

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Ohio patrolman not guilty in 2 deaths in 137-shot barrage

Demonstrators pause at the entrance to the Cuyahoga County Justice Center as police stand guard during a protest against the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo was acquitted Saturday in a case involving a 137-shot barrage of gunfire that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights. (AP Photo/John Minchillo
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Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer’s acquittal

In this April 3, 2015 file photo, Pat Turner, left, hugs Anthony Ray Hinton as he leaves the Jefferson County jail in Birmingham, Ala. Hinton spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row. Hinton was freed last month after new ballistics tests contradicted the sole evidence used convict him of two Birmingham murders. He says he is trying to let go of the anger because hatred, he said, will keep him in a different sort of prison. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager, File)
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Freed from death row: ‘I refuse to give them my joy’

This April 29, 2015 photo shows some of the 15 protesters waving signs outside Howard Schneider's dentist office on University Boulevard South in Jacksonville, Fla. The Florida children’s dentists accused of performing unneeded tooth extractions and surgical procedures without anesthetic has agreed to stop practicing medicine. The Florida Department of Health late Friday, May 22, 2015, said Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville relinquished his license to practice in the state. (Dan Scanlan/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
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Dentist accused of running ‘house of horrors’ agrees to quit

From left, Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger, his wife, Julie Curtsinger, and her father Robert McKinney sit together in Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort, Ky on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Curtsingers pleaded not guilty to multiple charges Friday. Both are charged with engaging in organized crime. McKinney, also facing charges, pleaded not guilty (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
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Husband, wife plead not guilty in Kentucky bourbon thefts

Former Republican political candidate Annette Bosworth, right, stands with her attorneys Dana Hanna, center, and Bob Van Norman, left, during a break in her trial outside of the courtroom in Pierre, S.D., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/James Nord)
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Former South Dakota candidate says at trial she was a novice

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National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing daughters

Samantha Leialoha Watanabe walks outside of federal court in Honolulu on Friday, May 22, 2015. Watanabe pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu on May 3, 2015. (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
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Mother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on plane

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Verdict reached for officer over deaths in 137-shot barrage

This undated photo provided by the Jefferson City Correctional Center shows Jeff Mizanskey. The Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday, May 22, 2015, after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence. (Jefferson City Correctional Center via AP)
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Missouri governor commute’s man’s sentence for pot offenses

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DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family’s slaying

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Man convicted of setting up wife’s killing sentenced to life

This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Rikers Island jail with the New York skyline in the background. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to announce his $130 million, four-year plan to overhaul how the nation’s most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of jail. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Ex-jail guard cites poor legal help, gets sentencing delayed

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 20, 2015, roses rest on the seat of Jesus Delgado Rodriguez's motorcycle in front of his home in New Braunfels, Texas. Rodriguez was killed last Sunday in a deadly shootout last Sunday, involving rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas. Rodriguez's family members say he was not part of an outlaw motorcycle gang, contradicting police claims that all nine bikers who died were members of criminal gangs. (Mark Wilson/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
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The Latest on Waco shooting: Police defend arrests

These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. A grand jury indicted the six officers, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)
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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

In this Sept. 13, 1971 file photo, prison guards and New York State troopers gather outside Attica State Prison as they prepare to enter the prison and retake it after inmates rioted and held the prison for five days, in Attica, N.Y. More than 40 years after the nation’s bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds indicating they were tortured as state police and guards retook control. (AP Photo, File)
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New report on US prison riot reveals inmates were beaten

Inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, right, listens to her attorney Kate Brosgart talk during her parole hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. A federal judge ordered The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide the transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. The parole board granted Norsworthy's request for parole which could change her possibility of surgery while in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
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Appeals court delays transgender California inmate’s surgery

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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

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Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police

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