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Racial Profiling Addressed in Sheriff Commission Meeting

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| The commission raises concerns after the L.A. Times released an investigation alleging that deputies stop Latinos significantly more than other races on the 5 freeway.

California Judge Cuts Award To $78.5 Million In Monsanto Weedkiller Case

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The jury had awarded $250 million in punitive damages and $39.25 million in compensatory damages to a groundskeeper who contracted cancer after spraying a powerful version of the weedkiller Roundup.

Suspect in custody for Malibu Canyon thefts and shootings

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Deputies found Anthony Rauda, 42, after weeks of searching. They're investigating whether he's tied to recent thefts, shootings, and the June campground killing.

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Amid #MeToo, New York Employers Face Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws

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In response to the transformation of views on sexual harassment, New York state and New York City passed laws requiring training of all workers. Now, business owners are scrambling to comply.

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Manhunt for burglar follows June murder in Malibu park

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Sheriff's deputies brought in helicopters and bloodhounds for the search to no avail. Deputies say the man might be related to the campground murder in June.

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Los Angeles judge sentences 'Suge' Knight to 28 years

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The '90s rap mogul was originally facing murder after running over two men with his truck, killing one of them, and fleeing the scene in Jan. 2015.

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House Intern Arrested For Reportedly Doxing Senator During Kavanaugh Hearing

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Jackson Cosko, who was working in the office of Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, has been charged with publishing restricted personal information, witness tampering and other crimes.

Should A State Execute A Killer So Impaired He No Longer Recalls The Crime?

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In 1985, Vernon Madison shot and killed a police officer who had been assigned to protect his girlfriend. His severe dementia presents a moral and constitutional dilemma for the Supreme Court.

Is 8 Enough? The Consequences Of The Supreme Court Starting 1 Justice Down

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The Supreme Court begins a new term with just eight justices, as the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination continues. And for the first time in over 30 years, the court is left without a swing vote.

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