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The neo-Nazi murder trial revealing Germany's darkest secrets | Thomas Meaney and Saskia Schäfer

The only known survivor of a far-right group accused of a series of racist killings is now on trial. But the case has put the nation itself in the dock<p>In the beginning, they were known as <i>die Dönermorde</i> – the kebab murders. The victims had little in common, apart from immigrant backgrounds and the …

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Inmate dead, eight injured after riot in Saskatchewan federal prison

A riot involving 185 prisoners at a prison in northern Saskatchewan has left one inmate dead, eight prisoners injured and a large part of the institution uninhabitable.<p>Correctional Service Canada spokesman Jeff Campbell said the riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert started …

Cops shoot and kill someone about 1,000 times a year. Few are prosecuted. What can be done?

Millions of people have seen the video from North Charleston, S.C.<p>Walter Scottwas running away from police OfficerMichael Slagerwhen the officer shot him in the back, killing him instantly. Yet after watching the video many times, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the officer’s recent murder …

‘Some guy just kidnapped this little girl’: Alert 11-year-old boy averts tragedy

The 7-year-old girl was riding her scooter on her block in Wichita Falls, Tex., when the unfamiliar man approached her. An 11-year-old neighbor, one of several children playing outside on Saturday afternoon, thought at first that the man might just be her cousin.<p>But something seemed off about what …

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The Two Juvenile Suspects In The Gaitlinburg Fire Could Face 60 Years Or More In Prison

Two juveniles are being charged with arson in connection to the Gatlinburg, Tennessee wildfire that has left 14 people dead. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters, as reported by CNN, said the fires have burned approximately 20,000 acres of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and caused an estimated …

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Burn victim who couldn't testify against ex-boyfriend shows her injuries

A woman in Ohio who said her ex-boyfriend doused her with gasoline and set her on fire didn't have an opportunity to testify against him -- so she spoke out to local news to show the extent of her trauma.<p>Judy Malinowski was set to undergo her 52nd surgery this week, ABC 6/Fox 28 reported. She spoke …

Great-grandfather, 78, sentenced to prison in fatal shooting

DETROIT — A 78-year-old great-grandfather was sentenced to four to 15 years in prison Wednesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting the father of his great-grandchildren outside his Michigan home last year.<p>Donald Clayton Miller also was sentenced to two years in prison on a …

Arkansas Supreme Court makes a terrible decision for same-sex parents and their children

Arkansas doesn't have to automatically put same-sex parents on their children's birth certificate according to a shameful ruling from the Arkansas …

Custody in crisis: How family courts nationwide put children in danger

<b>(100 Reporters)</b><p>In many cases across the country, family courts ignore evidence of sexual or physical abuse, putting kids in peril<p>Laurie Udesky • 100Reporters<p>December 11, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Six years ago, in 2010, an appellate court in Tennessee affirmed a family court ruling that had awarded Darryl …

Civil Rights Déjà Vu, Only Worse

Under George W. Bush, Republicans set about undermining the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Expect a more devastating assault on the …

Family of teen who killed herself dropping lawsuit against Mundelein High

The family of a Mundelein High School student who killed herself in 2015 is dropping a lawsuit against the school.<p>Mikyla Wren's family had accused …

A Decade of Murder and Grief: Mexico's Drug War Turns 10

A few weeks before the Mexico’s 2006 election, La Familia Michoacana — among the most vicious of Mexico’s major drug cartels – tossed five severed …

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Supreme Court declines to hear biologic drug patent fight | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case over whether companies that make copycat versions of biologic drugs must wait six months after winning federal approval before bringing them to the market.<p>A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, …

State Court Tells Cops Obtaining Consent Not Enough To Fix Suspicionless Vehicle Search

Without citing the Supreme Court's <i>Rodriguez</i> decision, the Superior Court of Delaware has returned a ruling [PDF] that should serve as a deterrent to …

The Supreme Court Is Perpetuating the Myth of Constitutional Patriotism

This was perhaps not the first time that the battleground for nationalism and patriotism was redefined when the ‘national anthem’ sought a hearing …

Los Angeles bans criminal history checkboxes on job applications

Hiring equity law covers private employers too in victory for “Ban the Box” movement.<p>Companies in the nation’s second-largest city must stop …

Landmark Legal Decision Exposes the "Clubby" Nature of Management Districts

In 2010, the West Montrose Improvement District (also called the Harris County Improvement District No. 11) became Houston’s newest management …

San Fran to Spend Millions of Tax Dollars on Lawyers for Illegal Immigrants?

It appears San Francisco is making another move to avoid complying with federal immigration law.<p>City supervisors are considering a proposal that would give illegal immigrant residents legal representation in deportation proceedings.<p>Claudia Cowan explained on "America's Newsroom" that San Francisco …

How will legal marijuana be taxed? The black market may play a role

You’ll likely pay a tax on pot if you buy the legal stuff once Ottawa establishes the legalization framework, sometime next year. Exactly how much …

Court Rules That Police Can Force You To Tell Them Your Phone’s Passcode

Smartphones have taken over our lives faster than the law is able to deal with. For a few years now, it’s been kind of an open legal question whether …

Justices grant review in four new cases

This afternoon the Supreme Court added four new cases to its docket, for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices were not scheduled to …

The stinking hypocrisy over pot finally ending

My late father was born early enough to remember mail-order catalogues offering THC capsules to people who were having trouble sleeping or eating.<p>It …

Supreme Court upholds decision on Islam centre

Switzerland’s highest court has declared invalid a controversial proposal to close an Islamic training centre at Fribourg University.<p>The judges ruled …

The dark history of how false balance journalism enabled lynching

Both sides.<p>Racist mobs murdered African Americans with bullets, nooses, and knives. Innocent people were mutilated, strung up, and roasted alive. In …

Top U.S. Court to Consider Curbing Texas Suits by Patent Holders

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider putting sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, accepting a case that may …

Speak Freely America: New Federal Law Outlaws Gag Clauses That Punish You For Negative Reviews

A new federal law will be born today. If it is signed by President Obama, one of his final acts in office will be to enshrine into law one of the …

Dylann Roof convicted of all counts in church slaughter

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof was convicted Thursday in the chilling slaughter of nine black church members who had welcomed him to their Bible study, a devastating crime in a country that was already deeply embroiled in racial tension.<p>The same federal jury that found Roof guilty of all 33 …

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Police stick with their decision to name Buni Yani suspect

The Jakarta Police reiterated their decision to name university lecturer Buni Yani a suspect for inciting religious and ethnic hatred, through his …

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Jury awards Core Wireless $7.3M in damages for Apple patent infringement

On Thursday, a jury for the U.S. District Court for Northern California found Apple to be infringing on two patents owned by Core Wireless, related …