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  • Suspended prison guards return to work in Easton

    Three Northampton County Prison guards suspended for nearly two months amid a federal investigation into contraband trafficking have been permitted to return to their jobs, and a fourth is expected to soon, the head of the corrections' officers union said...
  • DOJ: Gloucester transgender student's lawsuit has merit under Title IX

    DOJ: Gloucester transgender student's lawsuit has merit under Title IX
    The lawsuit filed by a 16-year-old transgender student over Gloucester County's school restroom policy has merit under federal law, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday. The department filed what is called a...
  • Federal trial next month won't address NC voter ID mandate

    A federal trial next month on several provisions of North Carolina's 2013 elections law won't consider challenges to the state's upcoming voter identification requirement in light of recent changes to the mandate, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Court...
  • Baltimore officer will not face charges for hitting handcuffed suspect

    Baltimore officer will not face charges for hitting handcuffed suspect
    A longtime Baltimore police officer will not face criminal charges for hitting a handcuffed suspect in a downtown parking garage during a 2012 arrest — an incident partially caught on video by a security camera. Prosecutors determined that the...
  • Appeals court: Former BP engineer should get new trial

    A former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge stemming from an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court...
  • Immigrant families in detention: A look inside one holding center

    Immigrant families in detention: A look inside one holding center
    At the 50-acre compound here holding hundreds of immigrant women and children, the lights stay on 24-7. At night they're dimmed, but not entirely out. Security, officials say. The lights are among the persistent reminders that the South Texas Family...
  • After Freddie Gray death, cop-watchers film police to prevent misconduct

    After Freddie Gray death, cop-watchers film police to prevent misconduct
    On a sultry West Baltimore night, six police officers walked down a concrete courtyard of Gilmor Homes — while self-styled "cop-watcher" David Whitt held up his camera and pushed the record button. One officer confronted him, asking, "Do you...
  • Swell of mergers, acquisitions likely to affect consumers, workers

    Swell of mergers, acquisitions likely to affect consumers, workers
    Mergers and acquisitions are happening across a wide span of industries – retail, health-care, finance and and manufacturing – and South Florida workers and consumers are likely to soon feel the impact. "That's where we are right now....
  • Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action

    The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education. The justices said they will hear for a...
  • Fires at black churches raise suspicions of hate crimes

    A string of fires last week at predominantly black churches in the South has attracted authorities' attention and is raising concerns over whether racially motivated violence against houses of worship is increasing. From Sunday through Friday, fires...
  • Groups seek changes to Cleveland police consent decree

    The NAACP and other civil rights groups want a federal judge to modify a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department by requiring outside agencies to investigate deadly police-use-of-force cases and to make the job of police...