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Man charged with attempting to smuggle F-35 blueprints to Iran

A man has been charged with attempting to send technical data on the F-35 joint strike fighter to Iran, according to the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

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Two officers acquitted in fatal beating of homeless schizophrenic man

Two former California police officers were found not guilty Monday on charges related to the fatal beating of a schizophrenic homeless man in a case that made national headlines and infuriated protesters who accused the police of abusing their authority.

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Parking violation turns into police assault caught on video – lawsuit

A Nebraska family filed suit Monday against dozens of police officers alleging that they turned a parking violation into a rough arrest and violating the family’s constitutional rights by breaking into a nearby home and confiscating video of the incident.

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Second Brooklyn man charged with hate crime over ‘knockout’ game

A Brooklyn, New York man accused of executing seven different “knockout game” attacks has been arrested and charged with hate crimes.

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Arizona sheriff’s racial profiling policies will cost taxpayers $21 million

Arizona taxpayers are expected to pay roughly $21 million in order to implement changes stemming from a court ruling that found local law enforcement racially profiled Latino residents during traffic and immigration stops.

The money will be paid out over the next year and a half, though  the penalties won’t stop there under the ruling against Sheriff  Joe Arpaio’s office. Beginning in 2015, Maricopa County will have  to pay an additional $10 million a year in order to maintain the  changes for as long as the office is placed under the judge’s  order.

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‘I already won’: Snowden is helping the NSA though it brands him a traitor

Edward Snowden has said he feels satisfied and a winner despite the espionage charges confronting him. Denying claims he is a traitor, Snowden said he is working to improve the NSA, something that US spy chiefs do not realize.

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Obama admin hits all-time high on prosecutions for nonviolent immigration offenses

Prosecutions for nonviolent immigration offenses have hit an all-time high in fiscal year 2013, up 22.6 percent over five years, with offenses often involving illegal reentry. Meanwhile, critics of such prosecutions say the system is harming families.

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US Navy admirals under investigation in widening bribery scandal

navy-admirals-investigation-widening-bribery.siTwo Navy admirals have been placed on temporary leave after their access to classified materials was suspended. This comes as part of a growing investigation into allegations that Naval officers illegally accepted bribes from a military contractor.

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Death row inmates now executed with drug cocktail used to euthanize animals

death-row-inmates-drug-cocktail_siFacing a shortage of supplies for lethal injections, US law enforcement officials have begun executing prisoners with an animal anesthetic that has not been approved at the federal level, with the first such execution coming this week.

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Obama blasted for cracking down on free press

cpj-report-on-obama_siA letter to the White House, a laundry list of recommendations for the president and a 29-page report about the administration’s assault on free press are all compiled in the latest offering from the Center to Protect Journalists.

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Commuter disconnect: Passengers were too immersed in toys to spot murderer

11_siAuthorities have partially blamed gadget-absorbed commuters for failing to notice a gun-wielding assailant who calmly took his time before shooting a man point blank on a San Francisco train.

The man, 30-year-old Nikhom Thephakaysone, flashed his  .45-caliber pistol several times in front of everyone, before  proceeding to shoot San Francisco State University student Justin  Valdez, 20, in the back of the head before leaving the train. 

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Death row inmates sue Texas for sourcing execution drug from compounding pharmacy

7_siDeath row inmates are suing the state of Texas for obtaining a killing drug from a compounding pharmacy after its previous supply of pentobarbital expired last month. The lawsuit says the drug carries “a high risk of excruciating pain.”

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