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  • Man sentenced to 15 years for role in 1990s sex-trafficking ring

    Man sentenced to 15 years for role in 1990s sex-trafficking ring
    A man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for his role in a family-run sex-trafficking organization based in South Florida in the 1990s. Rafael Alberto Cadena-Sosa, 46, pleaded guilty last October to one count of conspiracy and one count of...
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secret Iranian operation; verdict could chill future leaks

    For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen. Prosecutors believed Sterling leaked details to Risen about one of the government's most closely held...
  • With 5 days left to file claims, GM ignition switch death toll rises to 50 deaths, 75 injuries

    With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches. Feinberg, who was hired by the...
  • Jameis Winston gets the flawed Hollywood treatment

      Jameis Winston’s accuser has gone public in a new film. Good for Erica Kinsman, who should tell her side of the story. Just don’t expect the film to get us any closer to solving the case. It’s called “The Hunting Ground,"...
  • Deadly Philippine clash strains pact to end 40-year conflict

    MANILA At least 43 Philippine police were killed in a clash with two Muslim rebel groups during a search for a Malaysian bomb expert on the U.S. most-wanted terrorists list, threatening a peace pact with insurgents in the Mindanao region. "This is the...
  • Trouble in New Orleans: Crime on rise in Quarter, police ranks depleted and Mardi Gras is here

    Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More." It's an unsettling message about violent crime in the Big Easy for the 1...
  • Attorney general nominee's race rhetoric gets new look

    WASHINGTON Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch stood before a Baptist congregation and criticized a "morally lost" society where minorities were taking to the streets to protest injustice and police violence. "There is a poverty of spirit afflicting America...
  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...
  • Town once run by polygamist leader is divided between loyalists and defectors to modern world

    As polygamist leader Warren Jeffs awaited his fate in a Texas prison, he sent an order to his followers on the Utah-Arizona border: Build me a new compound. Hundreds of men worked around the clock for three months to construct a mammoth, two-story...
  • Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers
    Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
  • The truth about voter ID laws

    The truth about voter ID laws
    Laws requiring photo identification for voting are one of the most contentious areas of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans argue that they are essential to protect the integrity of elections by preventing ballot fraud. Democrats...