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Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

FILE - This Jan. 18, 2010 file photo shows steaks and other beef products displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. A federal appeals court upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and s…

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Southwest ranchers, meatpackers who do business with Mexico have opposed the labels.

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

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Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Roberts zealously guards the court's institutional standing against accusations of overreaching.

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Apply affirmative action based on present-day segregation, not race

Black folks once were victims of intentional, government-sponsored racial segregation.

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…

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