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Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at borderImmigrant advocacy groups say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gives her farewell address at the National Press Club in Washington. The University of California said President Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications. The Office of the President said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that Napolitano was diagnosed last August. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer careUniversity of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said
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Obama Supreme Court nominee returning to bench as judgeSupreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is putting on his judge's robes again
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Rachel Schaefer, of Denver, smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held in Denver. Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places like restaurants, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in USDenver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries
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This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Ricky Gray who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va.  Gray is scheduled to be put to death for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister, Ruby, as well as their parents Bryan and Kathryn Harvey in 2006. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
Virginia to execute man convicted in family's 2006 slayingVirginia is scheduled to execute a man convicted of killing a well-known family of four in their Richmond home on New Year's Day 2006
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CORRECTS FROM LEINA TO LIANA - In this 1988 photo, Russell Yates, of Warwick, R.I., holds a photo of his wife Elaine and daughters who went missing in 1985. Elaine Yates, living under the name Liana Waldberg in Houston, was arrested Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, charged with taking the children. She faces arraignment on a fugitive charge Wednesday in Rhode Island. (Providence Journal via AP)
Mom charged with taking her kids 3 decades ago to face judgeA mother charged with snatching her two daughters from Rhode Island in 1985 is scheduled to appear before a judge after police found the three living in the Houston area
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FILE - This July 12, 2013, file photo, a Commonwealth of Massachusetts medical examiner's van leaves the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, Mass., after exhuming Albert DeSalvo's body from a grave to confirm a forensic link to the Boston Strangler. Fifty years ago a judge sentenced DeSalvo, a factory worker who claimed he was the notorious Boston Strangler, but questions still swirl around DeSalvo's confession. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
A half-century later, questions cloud Boston Strangler caseFifty years after a judge sentenced a factory worker who claimed he was the notorious Boston Strangler, questions still remain about the man's confession
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Father of man killed by police sues California departmentThe father of a mentally distressed black man shot and killed by Southern California police who thought he was armed is suing the department
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In this 1994, William A. Hilliard poses for a photo. Hilliard, a former editor of The Oregonian and a national pioneer who paved the way for minorities in journalism, has died. He was 89. (Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian via AP)
William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89, the Oregonian/OregonLive reports
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Review board: Fatal police shooting of suspect was justifiedA review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified
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Officers stand outside the emergency room at the Denton Regional Medical Hospital after a police detective, who was shot while responding to a report of an armed man outside a house, was taken to the hospital Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Denton, Texas. Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison said Detective Jerry Walker died Tuesday at the hospital hours after the shooting. (Tomas Gonzalez/The Denton Record-Chronicle via AP)
North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found deadA police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood
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This June 20, 2016, photo provided by the City of Orlando shows an opening where police officers breached a wall of the Pulse nightclub to free hostages trapped in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history on the night of June 12, 2016. Forty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured after gunman Omar Mateen entered the gay nightclub and opened fire last June. (City of Orlando via AP)
Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attackNew photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history
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