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Mother of Dallas hoops star slain by teammate sues school, blames basketball for death

DALLAS — The mother of slain Wilmer Hutchins basketball star Troy Causey Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that illegal recruiting practices at Dallas ISD schools led to her son’s death a year ago. 566 more words

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Silicon Valley gender suit goes to jury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley. 317 more words

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Cleveland files softer response to lawsuit in boy's shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland has made good on a promise by its mayor to file a more sensitive response to a federal lawsuit brought by the family of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun. 117 more words

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Indian Tribe Fights With Connecticut Over High-Rate Online Loans

CONNECTICUT – The fight over Indian tribes who make loans over the Internet has moved from the Empire State to the Nutmeg State.

Connecticut officials are in a court battle with an Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma over whether the tribe can make loans over the Internet to Connecticut borrowers. 135 more words

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David James Elliot shot by police shortly after FBI received evidence of death threat against plaintiff in federal lawsuit against local police

Minneapolis FBI and federal judge received evidence the day before Elliot shooting

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

David James Elliot was shot within nearly one day of the Minneapolis FBI, and a United States District Court judge, receiving police reports, and a recording, that documented telephonic death threats against a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the local police. 140 more words

Rikers Island Is As Terrifying As Ever

In August, the US Attorney’s office described what it saw on Rikers Island as a ” deep-seated culture of violence” against teenagers. It was a portrait of doom at New York’s most notorious detention complex that ultimately led to…

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States Say Obama Administration Misled Judge On Immigration

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HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas leads a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. They allege the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it. 598 more words

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