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Associated Press

The mayor issued press releases, raised money and bought newspaper ads. Signs bearing his name popped up in yards on a legislative bid. Just before the primary election, the mayor dropped out: The FBI had planted the mayor among the field of candidat

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Associated Press

New information points to four Ku Klux Klan members as almost certainly responsible for the unsolved murders of two civil rights activists who died when their home exploded in 1951

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New York Times

With a federal corruption case intensifying, prosecutors investigating Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist, are examining whether he brokered lucrative jobs for Congressional aides at powerful lobbying firms in exchange for legislative favors.

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Associated Press

The top Senate Democrat investigating Jack Abramoff's Indian lobbying met several times with the lobbyist's team and clients, held a fundraiser in Abramoff's arena skybox and arranged congressional help for one of the tribes, records show

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USA Today

A San Diego businessman under investigation in the bribery case of former congressman "Duke" Cunningham is a well-known GOP fundraiser whose generosity to key members of Congress came at the same time his company saw large increases in its

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Village Voice

The hard rain on our fundamental liberties has been persistently increasing since the White House rammed through the Patriot Act. Recent events in the U.S. Senate further strengthen and deepen presidential powers are reason to be alarmed at what can

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Reuters

Virginia Gov. Mark Warner halted the execution of a convicted murderer who would have been the 1,000th person put to death in the US since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

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Reuters

U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a California Republican, resigned on Monday after pleading guilty to taking $2.4 million in bribes in exchange for help in securing Defense Department contracts.

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First Coast News

It looks like your normal neighborhood, but you won't find this place on any map. The county property appraiser doesn't even have a record of it. In this secret community, some streets have names, others do not. When we plugged in one street

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Reuters

As a top U.S. Justice Department lawyer two decades ago, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito backed tougher punishment for certain civil rights violations as well as keeping fingerprint records of Iranian and Afghan refugees.

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Reuters

The US is scheduled this week to witness its 1,000th execution since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, but even as it reaches this milestone opponents said capital punishment may be falling out of favor.

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Associated Press

7 years later, the Ryan campaign's low-key, half-hidden efforts to win the gay vote without triggering a conservative backlash are still touching off fireworks — this time at the former governor's federal racketeering and fraud trial

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Orlando Weekly

...there are a lot of living people on the FDLE site who are no threat to you either. Sex Offenders who live outside Florida, are in prison or who have been deported are all listed among the 36,037 sex criminals registered with the FDLE. The more reg

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Associated Press

Attorneys for Rep. Tom DeLay are hoping a judge will dismiss the conspiracy and money laundering charges against the former House majority leader so he can regain the powerful seat.

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