Marijuana fine councilman suggested drastic cut
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… of Justice just sent out a letter to all 50 states highlighting the fact that balancing budgets or intentionally using traffic and city ordinance violations to generate revenue was unconstitutional and could be considered a violation of one's Civil …

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Kontras alleges police violations in death of
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The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) said on Saturday that the National Police's counter-terrorism unit, Densus 88, had committed a number of human rights violations in relation to the death of Siyono, a terrorist …

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Former West Springfield police Capt. Daniel O'Brien awarded back pay in …
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That agency found no civil rights violations. Neffinger fired O'Brien in October 2013 after the captain refused to sign a separation agreement. Now the town administrator in East Longmeadow — where O'Brien applied for a position as chief of police but …

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North Carolina governor sued over transgender law
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A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against the North Carolina governor and other state officials over a new law that blocks transgender individuals from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity and stops cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender people.

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U.S. Capitol suspect shot
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The U.S. Capitol and White House are on lockdown following reports of shots fired near the Capitol.

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Chicago mayor names interim top cop with eye on challenges
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CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Johnson didn't apply to become Chicago's police chief, but his appointment as interim superintendent in line for the top job could address many of the issues facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a city reeling from a police shooting scandal….

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Saudi land purchases fuel debate over US water rights
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170,000 cows. So it's turning to an unlikely place to grow the water-chugging crop – the drought-stricken American Southwest….

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Rescue under way for climbers, snowshoer on Mount Rainier
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MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — One climber has likely died from hypothermia and exposure on Mount Rainier after he and his climbing partner were caught in a winter storm over the weekend, a spokeswoman with Mount Rainier National Park said….

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Georgia Gov: We don't need to discriminate to protect faith
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal took a stand against his own party and averted threatened boycotts by major corporations on Monday by announcing his veto of a "religious freedom" bill….

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