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Advocates: Breaking Up Homeless Encampments Violates Civil RightsMayor De Blasio insists many homeless people who are removed from encampments are now receiving help from the city.
2 Officers Shot In 'Ambush' Outside Ferguson Police DepartmentTwo officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report.
Judge Releases Limited Grand Jury Details In Eric Garner CaseThe investigation will look for potential civil rights investigations in the July 17 death of Garner, 43, who was confronted by police on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
Federal Authorities In N.Y. Charge 7 In Georgia-Based Debt Collection ScamFederal authorities in New York say they've brought criminal charges against seven people in a debt collection scam run out of Georgia.
NYS Looks To Expedite Medical Marijuana Availability For Epilepsy Patients Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said the state's medical marijuana program, with tightly regulated cultivation and manufacture, isn't scheduled to start before 2016.
After Three-Year Probe, Feds To Monitor Newark Police Department"The people of Newark deserve to be safe, and so do the thousands who come here to work, to learn, and to take advantage of all the city has to offer,'' U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said.
GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; 'Major Announcement' From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.
Federal Prosecutors File Suit Against Town of Oyster Bay Over Alleged Housing Discrimination A Justice Department complaint filed Thursday alleges the Town of Oyster Bay effectively gave blacks no chance at two housing programs that develop below-market rate housing for first time homeowners and senior citizens.
AG Eric Holder Briefly Hospitalized After Experiencing Shortness Of Breath During Morning Staff MeetingThe White House said President Barack Obama was notified and wished Holder a "speedy recovery.''
Attorney General Eric Holder Applies Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Justice DepartmentHolder was headline speaker at the 13th annual Human Rights Campaign's "Greater New York Gala" at the Waldorf Astoria.
Justice Department To Fund 'Avonte's Law' Proposal To Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic KidsSen. Charles Schumer's proposed "Avonte's Law" will become reality thanks to funding from the federal government. Schumer on Sunday called for legislation to provide GPS tracking devices for autistic children and others with a tendency to bolt from parents or caregivers.
'Justice For Trayvon' Rally Shuts Down Major Newark IntersectionHundreds of people gathered at Broad and Market streets on Monday afternoon, with many carrying signs reading, "Justice for Trayvon Martin.''
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