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The 'War on Crime' has failed. Here's a better battle plan

Inmates flash hand signals at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca says he plans to implement all the reforms suggested by a commission in the wake of allegations that a culture of violence flourished in his jails. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (AP2012) Since President Lyndon Johnson declared a “War ...

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Police: 5-year-old girl burned in voodoo ritual; 2 are charged

LaBossiere, 51, and Hilaire, 40, denied injuring the girl and threatening the boy and pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 29, to mayhem, assault and other charges.  (Marc Vasconcellos/ via AP) Two Massachusetts women are facing multiple charges after they allegedly tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl in a voodoo ritual. The girl, whose name has not been released, is ...

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The Latest: Woman who cut baby from neighbor gets life term

FARGO, N.D. –  The Latest on the sentencing of a North Dakota woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor (all times local): 2 p.m. A North Dakota woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor and cutting the baby from the womb while the mother was still alive has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Brooke ...

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Kenyan police arrest lawyer who attended mock inauguration

NAIROBI, Kenya –  Kenya’s three leading TV stations were off the air for a third day Friday as police prevented the delivery of a court order to restore their transmissions after they tried to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga swearing himself in as “the people’s president.” The government has called the ceremony an act of treason. Rights activist Okiya Omtata ...

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Dallas man executed for killing daughters while mom listened

HUNTSVILLE, Texas –  A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas. John David Battaglia received lethal injection for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old daughter, Faith, and her 6-year-old sister, Liberty. Battaglia and his wife had separated and the ...

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