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11:43 AM / Wednesday December 11, 2019

Week In Review

Criminal justice reform turns to list of problem officers

September 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rapper Meek Mill, center, speaks to a crowd after exiting the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge on Tuesday in a deal that spared him additional prison time, resolving a case that followed the rapper most of his adult life and turned…

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‘We need help’: Rescuers in Bahamas face a ruined landscape

September 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard Station Clearwater, boats litter the area around marina in the Bahamas after they were tossed around by Hurricane Dorian. The storm pounded away at the islands in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics and…

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Wife says Hart ‘going to be fine’ after car crash

September 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Kevin Hart (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Comic actor Kevin Hart’s wife says he’s “going to be just fine” following a weekend car crash that left him with a major back injury. Eniko Hart was questioned by a TMZ reporter while visiting him at the hospital Monday. She gave no details…

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Meek Mill pleads guilty, won’t serve more time in prison

August 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rapper Meek Mill departs from the criminal justice center in Philadelphia after a status hearing, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. A decision on whether Mill will be retried in a drug and gun case has been delayed until later this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Maryclaire Dale ASSOCIATED PRESS Meek Mill pleaded guilty to…

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Judge orders drugmaker to pay $572 million in opioid lawsuit

August 30, 2019

By Sean Murphy ASSOCIATED PRESS NORMAN, Okla.— An Oklahoma judge on Monday found that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement. Cleveland County District Judge Thad…

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NYPD fires officer for 2014 death of Eric Garner

August 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Activists with Black Lives Matter protest in New York, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in the wake of a decision by federal prosecutors who declined to bring civil rights charges against New York City police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK —…

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Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

August 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to a question from a constituent in Wixom, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) By Joseph Krauss and Isaac Scharf ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli…

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More charges likely in Tioga shooting that injured 6 officers

August 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Officers gather for crowd control near a massive police presence set up outside a house as they investigate an active shooting situation, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  ASSOCIATED PRESS Authorities say more charges are likely to be filed in the case of a Philadelphia man accused of barricading himself inside…

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