Season 2 of ‘In the Dark’ will tackle the Curtis Flowers case. Here’s what you need to know.

Flowers has been tried six times for the same murder charges.

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With few legislative victories, Donald Trump signed 55 executive orders in 2017

Trump signed more executive orders in 2017 than most of his recent predecessors. Here are the most noteworthy ones.

3 sneaky scams to beware during the 2017 holiday season

Bitcoin scams, IRS or tax scams, PayPal scams... and that’s not all! Here are three major types of scams to be on high alert for during the 2017 holiday season — online, by phone or by email.

Stop peddling the black-on-black crime myth. These DOJ stats prove it’s not a thing.

Conservatives can stop talking about black-on-black crimes — it's been declining steadily over the last 20 years.

Before you call the police, ask yourself: Could this get someone killed?

Your problems are best solved without inviting people with guns.

Did Betsy DeVos hurt sexual assault survivors by agreeing to hear “both sides”?

A lawyer who attended one of DeVos' Thursday "listening sessions" on campus assault spoke out about her experience and concerns.

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18-year-old man charged with intentionally hitting transgender woman with his car

The police say the suspect allegedly used his vehicle "as a weapon."
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Decriminalizing possession of small amounts of cocaine and heroin? Oregon may try it.

The governor called it “an important step towards creating a more equitable justice system to better serve all Oregonians.”

Video shows Georgia police officer beating homeless black woman during her arrest in June

The officer was initially cleared of wrongdoing, even after admitting that he struck the woman in the head.

Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer Alan Futerfas represented New York mafia families

Futerfas' prior clients include alleged members of the Colombo, Gambino and Genovese crime families.
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Police arrest 80 at protests of Senate health care bill

Organizers expect more arrests as the day goes on.

Bill Cosby’s new sexual assault trial has been scheduled for November

Prosecutors pushed for a retrial after a 12-person jury was unable to reach a verdict during Cosby's June trial.

Ava DuVernay to direct Netflix mini-series about the Central Park Five

The five episode series will be released in 2019.

Oklahoma Sen. Bryce Marlatt suspected of “forcefully” grabbing female Uber driver, kissing her neck

Sen. Bryce Marlatt reportedly began pawing his Uber driver while she drove him to an Oklahoma City hotel.

Protesters at Alton Sterling march arrested in clashes with police as city marks year since he died

The protesters tried to break through police barricades.
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Police charge David Desper with murder of Bianca Roberson after dayslong manhunt

Chester County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney Tom Hogan said the shooting was "a savage and senseless murder."

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Rapper Finese 2Tymes arrested in Birmingham, Ala. on charge unrelated to shooting at his concert

According to law enforcement, his arrest had nothing to do with the shooting.

The House just passed two anti-immigrant bills that are based in myth

"Kate's Law" will not have any substantial effect on violent crime in the U.S.
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Karlos Cashe spent 90 days in jail before drug tests proved his “cocaine” was actually drywall

The white powder in his car turned out to be completely harmless.

Hate crimes reporting is on the uptick, new DOJ report shows, but more than 50% still go unreported

U.S. residents have experienced an average of 250,000 hate crime incidents each year over the last several years.

Researchers show Twitter is far faster than the police at predicting riots

Tweets can predict a riot up to an hour before police, but that may not be a good thing.

Donald Trump claims immigration crackdown is "liberating towns" from gangs

But what Trump said just doesn't shake up.

Man spends five months on Rikers Island without knowing his bail was $2

Now Aitabdel Salem is suing both the city and his Legal Aid lawyers.

Nearly 850 backlogged rape kits were found infested with mold in Texas

The mold-infested rape kits don't appear to have contaminated the DNA samples inside, according to authorities.

Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

The Sterling family alleges that police officers sent racist text messages about people who protested the black man's shooting death.

Third Vanderbilt football player, Brandon Banks, convicted in rape case

A jury found Brandon Banks guilty on one count of aggravated rape and one count of sexual battery, sending him to a probable 15 years in prison.

Charleena Lyles was a "powerful lady" — until she faced Seattle's flawed criminal justice system

Like Charleena Lyles, women who experience mental health instabilities have been more likely than men to encounter a criminal justice system that is ill-equipped to treat them.

Report: Juror in Bill Cosby trial says jury voted 10-2 in favor of conviction

2 jurors prevented the unanimous vote prosecutors needed to convict Bill Cosby of criminal charges, according to an account given to ABC News.
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O.J. Simpson's parole hearing will be held in Nevada on July 20

The former NFL player is serving a minimum 9-year sentence for armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges related to a 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers
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Sex crime advocates say 2 underage girls forced into sex during robbery are victims, not criminals

Prosecutors are charging the teen girls as adults for their involvement in an alleged robbery.