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Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

The Baltimore police van Freddie Gray was transported in the day of his arrest and injury is moved to the Courthouse East garage prior to being shown to jurors in the trial of officer William Porter on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in Baltimore. Jurors did not ask any questions about the van when they inspected it, and were not given any information about it during the viewing, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams said. Reporters and members of the public were not allowed to witness the jurors' viewing. (Ian Duncan/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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Officers seek to block state’s appeal in Freddie Gray case

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Man who won new trial on flawed hair evidence seeking bail

Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Baltimore. The hearing, scheduled to last three days before Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch, is meant to determine whether Syed's conviction will be overturned and case retried. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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Judge deliberates on new trial for “Serial” defendant

Stephanie VonDrasek, 54, listens to the public comments during the Ferguson city council meeting in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 where the consent decree with the United States Department of Justice was being talked about. The Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified version of the consent decree. VonDrasek has lived in Ferguson for more than half her life and has conflicted feelings about he consent decree. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
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Ferguson asks for changes to reform deal, drawing criticism

A photo of newborn Aiden, provided by mother Kristy Grim.
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Police: death of Ohio newborn bitten by dog ruled accidental

This undated photo provided by Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shows Geary Otis. A mistake by a superior court judge may set the Georgia man free without him ever having to stand trial for the stabbing death of a 75-year-old woman. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
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Court: No new trial after judge mistakenly declares mistrial

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Jury to decide fate of NY officer in stairwell shooting case

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Adnan Syed prosecutor rejects podcast, saying ‘He did it.’

In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, prison artwork created by Adnan Syed sits near family photos in the home of his mother, Shamim Syed, in Baltimore. Adnan Syed, a convicted killer at the center of the first season of the podcast "Serial," is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 as his attorneys argue for a new trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Adnan Syed defense: ‘We proved our case’ for murder retrial

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Prosecutors and defense attorneys rest in Adnan Syed hearing

In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 image from video, Luke Waid discusses the lead-contamination in Flint’s water as he watches his 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, and infant son, Luke Jr, in their Flint, Mich., home. A federal lawsuit filed Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, seeks unspecified damages from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the state of Michigan and city of Flint claiming Sophia has been sickened by the city’s water. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
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Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

This photo taken Dec. 17, 2015, shows Kathryn Knott walking from the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. The suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple

Kenneth Palmer, stepfather of Akai Gurley, speaks outside state Supreme Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday, Feb 8, 2016, after hearing NYPD Officer Peter Liang testify about Gurley's 2014 death in a housing project stairwell. Lawyers for Liang say the evidence doesn't meet legal requirements for the charges, which accuse him of disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk of serious injury or death, and have asked the judge to dismiss the case. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
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Closings set in NYC cop’s trial in deadly stairwell shooting

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Georgia law giving police grand jury access may face change

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Porn actress drops $500K assault lawsuit against Josh Duggar

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Police at scene of black teen’s shooting falsified reports

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Jury awards $5.7M to victim of Irvine drug-planting couple

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Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

In this May 8, 2014 file photo legally-grown marijuana grows at a dispensary in Denver. In what prosecutors called a drug smuggling conspiracy involving Mennonites and a Mexican drug cartel, a Mennonite man was sentenced Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 to 15 months in prison for aiding the movement of tons of marijuana to the U.S. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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Former Seattle IRS agent to face trial on bribery charge

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Prosecution witnesses next up in hearing on ‘Serial’ case

In this March 16, 2012 file photo Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during her arraignment. Tseng, convicted of murder for prescribing "crazy, outrageous amounts" of painkillers that killed three patients, faces a life sentence Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, after her conviction on second-degree murder charges in a landmark case.(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
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Doctor gets 30 to life after painkiller overdose deaths

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