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'Walking while trans' can be a death sentence in the U.S.


WASHINGTON Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States. | Video

Jury begins deliberations in conspiracy trial of Oregon militants

PORTLAND, Ore. A federal court jury began deliberations on Thursday in the trial of six men and a woman charged with conspiracy for their roles in the armed takeover of a U.S. Wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year.

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NSA contractor to face espionage charges for alleged data theft

WASHINGTON Government lawyers on Thursday said they would prosecute a former National Security Agency contractor accused of stealing classified information under an espionage law, a move carrying far more severe penalties than previously announced charges.

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Baylor University faces U.S. probe over response to sex assaults

AUSTIN, Texas The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into Baylor University's response to sexual violence on campus, acting on a complaint filed by the school's former administrator responsible for looking into sexual assault complaints.

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U.S. appeals court upholds al Qaeda publicist's conviction

WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld the last remaining conviction of a Yemeni man prosecuted in an American military court at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base in Cuba for serving as a publicist for al Qaeda.

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Long-time Arizona sheriff Arpaio trails in re-election bid: poll

PHOENIX Embattled Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, whose get-tough policies to fight illegal immigration and praise of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought him nationwide attention, trails his opponent in this year's election by nearly 15 percentage points, according to a Thursday poll.

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Justice Department survey shows drop in violent crime from 2013 to 2015

WASHINGTON A Department of Justice survey released on Thursday on criminal victimization in the United States showed a drop in violent crimes rates from 23.2 victims per 1,000 people in 2013 to 18.6 per 1,000 people 2015.

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Top Nassau County, New York official arrested on corruption charges

The top elected official in one of the wealthiest U.S. counties, his wife and another local official were indicted on Thursday, charged with corruption, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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U.S. judge orders Virginia to extend voter registration through Friday

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Virginia to reopen its voter registration window and allow residents to continue to sign up through midnight Friday, after its online registration portal was unavailable to many users earlier this week.

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Trump's stance on election results deepens Republican Party rifts

WASHINGTON/DELAWARE, Ohio Several prominent Republicans on Thursday denounced Donald Trump's refusal to commit to accepting the result of the presidential election, and some worried his stance might make it more difficult for his party to hold onto control of Congress. | Video

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