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AG strongly criticizes stand-your-ground laws

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday strongly criticized stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense. Holder said he was concerned […]

07/16/2013

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AG calls Martin killing an ‘unnecessary shooting’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a “tragic, unnecessary shooting,” and said the Justice Department will follow “the facts and the law” as it reviews evidence […]

07/15/2013

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and even fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of […]

07/15/2013

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Overview of Zimmerman trial, verdict, what’s next

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s trial in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin lasted nearly three weeks and concluded Saturday night with an acquittal. The case unleashed debate nationwide over racial profiling, self-defense […]

07/14/2013

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Justice Dept.: Zimmerman case under review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors will file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been […]

07/14/2013

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NY judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the evidence left no doubt that the computer maker broke antitrust laws. U.S. District Judge […]

07/10/2013

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Court: Hobby Lobby can challenge health care law

DENVER (AP) — Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines next week for not complying with the federal birth-control coverage mandate, under a federal appeals court ruling issued Thursday. […]

06/27/2013

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Govt says it followed all procedures in AP subpoena fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department told Congress on Tuesday that the department acted properly and followed all legal procedures correctly in subpoenaing phone records of The Associated Press during a leak investigation. At the […]

06/04/2013

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Report shows spike in reservation criminal cases

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian leaders who have criticized the federal government for years over the way authorities handled major crimes on reservations can mark progress with the release of newly tracked statistics from […]

05/30/2013

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Bill would protect Calif. reporters’ phone records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Government agencies would be required to give journalists five days’ notice before they issue subpoenas to a third-party company for telephone records under a bill being introduced in the California Legislature. […]

05/23/2013

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Birth control coverage up for federal appeal

DENVER (AP) — In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires […]

05/23/2013

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Federal oversight of LAPD officially ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has officially ended more than a decade of federal oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department that was triggered by a corruption scandal involving abusive officers. In two short […]

05/16/2013

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