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California larceny rates jumped after voters passed measure to reduce penalties

Car burglaries, shoplifting, and other thefts have risen in California since voters passed a 2014 proposition that reduced penalties for certain nonviolent crimes. However, some experts suggest that the reduced penalties themselves may not be to blame for the increase in crime, but rather California’s …

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Man picked up on warrant bolts, heads to McDonald’s, refuses to put on handcuffs till he eats

A Wisconsin man made an unusual demand before he was even arrested by fleeing a traffic stop to head to McDonald’s for a meal. What are the details? Police stopped 50-year-old Jack Rasmussen — who was wanted on an outstanding warrant — on Wednesday. During the …

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Chicago cops apologizing for raiding the wrong home — again

Illinois cops armed with a search warrant raided an apartment occupied by a mother and her three children at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, WBBM-TV reported. The officers damaged the front door of the home, ripped through the family’s things and handcuffed three people inside the …

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Kentucky attorney general sues Walgreens, alleges company is adding to state’s opioid crisis

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear filed a lawsuit Thursday against Walgreens, claiming the company allegedly failed to properly monitor large shipments and sales of opioids through its more than 70 locations statewide. What does the lawsuit say? According to Beshear, the company “flooded Kentucky communities …

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IN-Sen: New GOP poll shows incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly should not be counted out yet

A new Republican poll revealed that incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly might not be in as much trouble as some have predicted in Indiana’s upcoming Senate race. Donnelly is still in danger of losing his re-election bid, but things might not be as dire as originally …

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Two teens allegedly planned ‘terrorist’ attack at Virginia Beach high school prom

Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack against a Virginia Beach high school prom last weekend, according to published reports. Michael Coleman, 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old were arrested and charged with conspiring to commit an act of terrorism at the Bayside …

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New York AG files suit seeking to dissolve Trump Foundation for alleged ‘pattern of illegal conduct’

Barbara D. Underwood, the new attorney general for the state of New York, has filed a lawsuit seeking the dissolution of the Donald J. Trump Foundation for an alleged “pattern of illegal conduct,” including “improper political activity, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions,” and other offenses. …

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Addictive video games can impact children’s brains similar to drug abuse or alcoholism

MRI scans show that “Fortnite” and other addictive video games can impact children’s brains in ways similar to drug abuse or alcoholism, the Telegraph reported. The scans show the “changes in function and structure” in the “reward” portion of the brain are the same as …

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Texas high school graduate with nonverbal autism surprises classmates with speech at graduation

A Texas teenager surprised his classmates over the weekend when he stood in front of his graduating class and gave a moving speech at his commencement ceremony. While it’s not unusual for top graduates to address their fellow students, it was unexpected for Sef Scott …

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Florida man asks police to test the quality of his meth for him. Police are happy to help.

A man in Florida thought his meth dealer was cheating him, so he decided to get law enforcement involved. What happened? Douglas Kelly, 49, from Hawthorne reportedly told police that he had a bad reaction after he smoked some meth he had purchased from a …

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