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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Dismiss 'D.C. Sniper' Case Following Virginia Parole Law

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| Lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo, who shot and killed 10 people as a teen and was sentenced to life in prison without parole, pulled the case from the high court. Under a new law, he could seek parole.

Supreme Court Turns To Immigration With 2 Major Cases

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The court ruled that the parents of a Mexican boy shot and killed by a border patrol agent cannot sue the officer. It also heard arguments in a free-speech case involving immigration.

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Supreme Court Rules Border Patrol Agents Who Shoot Foreign Nationals Can't Be Sued

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In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled Tuesday that families of noncitizens shot by federal agents on foreign territory have no constitutional right to sue for damages in U.S. courts.

Julian Assange Extradition Hearing Begins In London

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The U.S. government wants the WikiLeaks co-founder to face 18 charges related to illegally obtaining and disclosing classified data. Assange's lawyers argue that the case is politically motivated.

Newlywed Police Officers Cut Date Night Short To Stop Armed Robber At Restaurant

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"We just looked at each other: 'Is this what's going on? Let's go,' " Elizabethtown (Ky.) Detective Chase McKeown said, describing how he and his wife acted to stop a man with a gun.

LA County DA Moves To Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana-Related Convictions

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"We believe it is the largest effort in California to wipe out old criminal convictions in a single court motion," District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking States' Medicaid Work Requirements

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A three-judge panel found the Trump administration failed to analyze whether such requirements "would promote the primary objective of Medicaid — to furnish medical assistance," as required by law.

U.S. Prosecutors Hit Huawei With New Federal Charges

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The Department of Justice is accusing the Chinese telecom giant of racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. The Trump administration has security concerns about Huawei.

Sudan Says It Is Settling Lawsuit From Families And Victims Of USS Cole Attack

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The move is aimed at helping Sudan get off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 killed 17 people aboard the ship.