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Prosecutors drop case against man charged in Capitol riot

Federal prosecutors have dropped the criminal case against a New York man who was accused of participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, in what appears to be the first such move by the Justice Department in its sprawling Jan. 6 prosecution. The dismissal of the case against Christopher M. Kelly was disclosed on

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Defense for some Capitol rioters: election misinformation

Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them or at least engender some sympathy. Lawyers for at least three defendants charged in connection with the violent siege tell The Associated

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New grand jury seated for next stage of Trump investigation

New York prosecutors have convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The development signals that the Manhattan district attorney’s office was moving toward seeking charges as a result of its two-year

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US enacts ‘Real Water’ recall amid reports of death, illness

Federal authorities have ordered a complete recall of a Las Vegas-based bottled water brand Real Water and ordered the company to surrender records in investigations of at least one death and multiple cases of liver illness among people who reported drinking it. Brent Jones, company president, and attorneys for the company and the bottler, AffinityLifestyles.com

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Supreme Court to consider if two death-row inmates get new hearings

The Supreme Court said it will consider whether two Arizona death-row inmates should get new hearings on claims that attorneys who represented them decades ago failed to present evidence that could have spared them. A federal appeals court agreed that David Ramirez’s attorney failed to present evidence of a “truly deplorable” childhood and intellectual disability

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Suspect Arrested for Multiple Burglaries and Auto Thefts

On 05/17/2021 at approximately 2:48 p.m. Chino Valley Officers were notified by a citizen that David (DJ) Knight, an 18-year old Chino Valley resident was observed driving a white Ford F-250, with a thin blue line flag, on East Center Street near Chino Valley High School. David was wanted by Chino Valley Police Department for

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