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Uber Not Criminally Liable In Death Of Woman Hit By Self-Driving Car, Prosecutor Says

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| The woman was walking a bicycle across the road when she was fatally struck by the SUV. The car had a human operator behind the wheel but was in computer control mode at the time of the crash.

Supreme Court Denies Religious Building Preservation Funds Case

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The court let stand a New Jersey ruling not allowing government money for the restoration or preservation of religious buildings, like synagogues, temples, churches and mosques.

Court Says Jury Can't Strip Mongols Biker Club Of Its Trademarked Logo

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Federal prosecutors say the Mongols are a criminal operation and that their logo is central to their outlaw identity. But a judge ruled that the symbol is constitutionally protected.

Executing Someone With Dementia Might Violate Constitution, Justices Say

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A convicted murderer developed dementia while on Death Row. The Supreme Court blocked his execution for now, asking a lower court to determine whether the man understands why he is being put to death.

Federal Judge Orders Texas To End 'Flawed' Effort To ID Noncitizen Voters

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Texas officials later acknowledged that their list wrongly contained the names of U.S. citizens. The judge criticized what he called the state's threatening letters to suspect voters.

Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of World War I Memorial Cross On Public Land

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The American Humanist Association is challenging the existence of a 40-foot cross on government-owned land, but the Trump administration hopes a newly conservative majority will agree to let it stand.

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Sexual Assault Of Detained Migrant Children Reported In The Thousands Since 2015

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Opponents of the Trump administration's family separation policy say migrant children are not safe in government custody. Administration officials say most of the allegations are unproved.

After 25 years behind bars, man walks free after murder conviction vacated

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Michael Tirpak was convicted of first degree murder in 1996 for being the alleged getaway driver for men who killed a man during an attempted robbery. He always maintained his innocence, saying he did not know his companions were going to commit a crime.

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Judge Rules Male-Only Draft Violates Constitution

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Now that women serve in combat roles, it's no longer justified to exclude them from draft requirements, a federal judge ruled. The case was brought by a men's advocacy group.