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White House hires attorney Ty Cobb to coordinate Russia response

The White House is adding the criminal defense attorney to its legal team as the investigations into President Donald Trump's Russia ties intensify.

One of Jared Kushner’s lawyers is dropping off of the Russia case

The prominent lawyer is known to run in primarily Democratic circles in Washington.
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People with criminal convictions could soon have a better shot at employment in LA County

LA County is considering ways to help people with criminal records get a fair chance when applying for work.

Ohio police officer who fatally shot John Crawford III inside a Walmart won’t be charged

Crawford's family will pursue a civil suit against the officer, the city and Walmart.

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

The five episode series will be released in 2019.

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.

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.
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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.

What's Next for Bill Cosby: Comedian still faces 10 pending civil suits

Women in California and Massachusetts have filed civil suits against the comedian for defamation and sexual battery.

Bill Cosby's trial reminds us how hard it is to prosecute sexual assault allegations

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania ended in a mistrial.

Woman allegedly raped while pregnant in Sheriff David Clarke's jail awarded $6.7 million by jury

The alleged victim was pregnant when three of the five assaults occurred.

Trump may have already obstructed justice enough to be impeached

Though traditional criminal charges against the president might be difficult to prove, Congress operates under different standards.
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Reporter Aaron Cantú is facing felony charges after covering Inauguration Day riots

If convicted, Aaron Cantú could face up to 75 years in prison.

Texas lawmaker fears SB 8 could make driving someone to an abortion appointment a crime

According to Rep. Joe Moody, SB 8's language is so broad, it could allow felony charges for third parties peripherally involved in the procurement of "unlawful abortions."

NYPD officer who killed Deborah Danner in October arrested, charged with murder

The officer killed the mentally ill woman on Oct. 16, claiming she was armed with a bat.

Jeff Sessions' anti-crime champion has one answer for our incarceration crisis: more jail.

"When you put criminals in prison, crime goes down. It really is that simple."

Will Greg Gianforte be convicted of assault? Here's what Montana criminal lawyers say.

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly "body slamming" a reporter.

Bresha Meadows, teen charged with murder for killing her dad, accepts plea deal

Bresha Meadows says she survived years of abuse at the hands of her father.
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Under Trump, US immigration arrests are up 38% from last year

New statistics show that the number of undocumented individuals arrested without criminal records skyrocketed this year.
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Obstruction of Justice: Did Trump break the law by asking Comey to end investigation?

Did Trump obstruct justice? That's a complicated question.

Racial justice groups bailed out dozens of black moms for Mother's Day

"Until we abolish bail and mass incarceration, we're gonna free ourselves."

'Pokémon Go' Russia trial could send controversial blogger to jail for over 3 years

A Russian video blogger is awaiting sentencing for remarks he made in an Orthodox church last summer while playing 'Pokémon Go.'
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Half of immigrants arrested in February had traffic violations or no criminal record

Most people with offenses had traffic offenses.

Georgia police officers who were filmed beating a black man will face criminal charges

Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni and Officer Robert McDonald face a felony and misdemeanor charge each.

Chris Soules Update: 911 call sheds new light on fatal accident

The story is not as black and white as it initially seemed.

20 are arrested during protests against ICE's detention of undocumented activists

An immigrant rights activist was detained on his way to the courthouse to get a charge against him dismissed.

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13-year-old girl charged in suicide-text prank that reportedly caused boy to kill himself

The prosecutor says he wants to send a message to parents.

Trump said he would only deport "bad hombres" — but noncriminal deportations have doubled

Trump said he was only going to go after the criminals. What could possibly go wrong?
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Stockholm truck attack: Authorities arrest second suspect

Four people were killed and at least 15 were injured in the Stockholm truck attack.
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Michael "Tiger Mandingo" Johnson, convicted of spreading HIV, will get new trial

The Missouri Supreme Court found his original trial to be "fundamentally unfair."