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Man shot, killed in his sleep after gun was ‘negligently discharged’ from nearby apartment, officials say

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A 20-year-old man was shot and killed in his sleep after San Marcos police said a gun was “negligently discharged” from a neighboring apartment. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m., Thursday, at The Lyndon apartments on Springtown Way. Officers arr…

Woman fatally shot after trying to break up fight at West Side motel, police say

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A woman was shot and killed after trying to break up an argument in the parking lot of a West Side motel overnight, according to San Antonio police.The shooting happened around 3:24 a.m., Saturday, at a Motel 6 in the 6800 block of US Highway 90 West.P…

Man wanted in connection with throwing Molotov cocktail at Texas church arrested

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A man wanted for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a church near the state Capitol in Austin has been arrested.

UN Human Rights Commissioner Calls for Moratorium on Artificial Intelligence

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Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet cited a United Nations report warning of the growing and “potentially catastrophic” threat to privacy posed by facial recognition and data mining software.  

Justice Department Refuses to Let Sacklers Off the Hook for Opioid Claims

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The Department of Justice has moved to block a bankruptcy plan that would grant Sackler family members immunity from future liability for their part in the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Madoff Fraud Victims Awarded $568M in New Distribution

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The Department of Justice Thursday announced its seventh distribution of funds to individuals victimized by Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities in what has been called the largest Ponzi scheme in history, raising the total compensation so far to over $3.7 billion.

Authorities Scramble to Cope With Pandemic-Driven Increase at Rikers Jail

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New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has blamed virus-related court backlogs for a 58 percent increase in the Rikers population, and called on judges to use supervised release instead of jail for people accused of nonviolent offenses.

Man accused of kicking employee in throat during robbery at Family Dollar on North Side, police say

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A man accused of robbing a Family Dollar and kicking an employee has been arrested, according to records with the Bexar County Jail.

State Supreme Court Approves Ballot Vote to Decide the Future of Minneapolis Policing

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The Minnesota State Supreme Court has left it to the voters to decide exactly what policing in their city will look like in the future.

Judge Delays Second Texas Execution Amid Religious Freedom Concerns

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The delay is part of an ongoing debate over whether the state is violating an inmate’s rights by refusing to allow a spiritual advisor to lay hands on him during his execution.

Facebook Response to Human Traffickers and Drug Cartels Deemed Weak

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While Facebook spent millions of hours cleaning up its U.S.-based networks, the harm inflicted in developing countries was often shrugged off as the “cost of doing business,” internal documents suggest. In one example, a Mexican drug cartel used the platform to recruit, train and pay hitmen.

DOJ to Review Federal Prison Policies on Transgender Inmates

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The transgender leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group has pushed the federal Bureau of Prisons’ policies for transgender inmates into the spotlight.

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