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August 23, 2016
Woman exonerated after 35 years sues officials in 2 states
A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 Reno killing before being exonerated by DNA evidence has sued officials in ...
August 16, 2016
Milwaukee is latest city to use curfew to tamp down unrest
The neighborhood rocked by violent protests after a black officer fatally shot a black man was calmer after police pledged ...
August 08, 2016
Family of Muslim teen arrested for homemade clock files suit
The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against ...
July 21, 2016
Nevada ending discrimination of prison inmates with HIV
Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says ...
July 13, 2016
Court sides with Utah's Planned Parenthood in defunding case
The Utah governor's order to block funding to Planned Parenthood was probably a political move designed to punish the group, ...
July 12, 2016
Appeals court orders Utah to fund Planned Parenthood branch
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Utah to keep sending money to the state branch of Planned Parenthood, overturning ...
July 11, 2016
Advocates fear more heroin withdrawal deaths in jails
In the days following her 18-year-old daughter's first arrest on heroin charges, Stephanie Moyer took solace in thinking she ...
July 07, 2016
Private prison company CCA to face trial in violence lawsuit
A federal judge says the Corrections Corporation of America will stand trial in December in a civil rights lawsuit over ...
July 07, 2016
7 Los Angeles men charged with firebombing black families
Seven Latino gang members in Los Angeles have been charged with firebombing the homes of black families in 2014 to drive them ...
July 07, 2016
The Latest: Governor thanks city for peaceful response
The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge (all times local): 7 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel ...
July 05, 2016
Court rejects state's appeal in KKK highway cleanup case
Dismissing an appeal on a technicality, Georgia's highest court granted a victory to a Ku Klux Klan group that has been ...
June 17, 2016
Briles withdraws court filing amid settlement reports
Fired Baylor coach Art Briles has withdrawn a demand for new lawyers in a federal civil rights lawsuit against him and the ...
June 09, 2016
Justices find judicial bias in Pennsylvania death row case
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state judge was wrong to participate in the case of a death row inmate whose ...
June 08, 2016
Couple sues after town bans front-yard gardens
For 17 years, a South Florida couple grew vegetables in a front-yard garden until a new town ordinance was passed limiting ...
June 06, 2016
Judge rules against ex-police chief accused of sex assault
A small Cajun community disbanded its troubled police force more than a year ago, but the town hasn't shaken a scandal that ...
June 01, 2016
The Latest: Internal investigation of police officers next
The Latest on federal authorities' decision to not charge two white Minneapolis police officers with criminal civil rights ...
May 29, 2016
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime
Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a West Virginia street, hopped out of ...
May 12, 2016
In rare move, feds indict former officer in fatal shooting
Two things stand out about this week's indictment of a white former South Carolina police officer on federal civil rights ...
May 11, 2016
The Latest: Lawyer: Indicted ex-cop bears burden of history
The Latest on a former South Carolina police officer indicted on federal charges in the death of a black motorist. (All times ...
May 10, 2016
Lynch: NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle
In suing her home state for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining ...