N.J. cop caught 'red-handed' stealing bail money sees appeal denied
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A lawsuit contending McGann was was falsely arrested and his civil rights were violated was filed in federal court in 2010. It sought $5 million for violations of his civil rights due to lack of due process. At that time, McGann had been a police …

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Nascent civil rights movement finds a second gear
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… (left), accepts an invitation to shake hands from Michael Brown, Sr., on Tuesday, March, 15, 2016, after the city council voted to adopt the consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice for civil rights violations by the Ferguson Police …

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District Court partially dismisses counts from civil rights action against …
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PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal court has dismissed several counts from a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations on the part of the City of Chester and two of its police officers. On March 21, Judge Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for …

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Is 2016 the year of online extortion?
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This week, a hospital in western Kentucky was the latest organization to fall victim to a “ransomware” attack — a class of malware that encrypts all the files on a computer, only releasing them when a ransom is paid to the hacker holding the encryption key.

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80 moments from the '80s
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From Cold War politics to daring pop icons to personal computing, the 1980s were a time of revolution and radical change. In 10 short years, we tested our boundaries, fought for our rights and learned more about ourselves than we had ever known before. Check out 80 of the decade’s most iconic moments, and then […]

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Obama announces new moves to fight opioid and heroin abuse epidemic
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The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse.

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Inmates escape prisons in Ohio, North Carolina; 1 fugitive caught
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The escapes of two inmates — one a convicted killer, one a kidnapper — had authorities in Ohio and North Carolina scrambling to capture the fugitives, corrections officials in both states said.

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Bouncy houses: Renewed concerns after 7-year-old girl is killed
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As a parent, this is another story that is impossible to comprehend: A 7-year-old girl is now dead after the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away at an Easter fair in Essex, England.

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Firefighters say city to blame for fire at station
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four Salt Lake City firefighters say one of their own stations caught fire because the city ignored codes on storing oily rags and the blaze endangered lives because officials failed to install enough smoke detectors….

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