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Former Kentucky governor issued hundreds of pardons

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations of sentences in his final days in office after his November defeat to Democrat Andy Beshear, some of which are for violent offenses.

Nadler confident in Democrats 'solid' impeachment case

With sources telling CNN a vote in the Judiciary Committee to impeach President Donald Trump is expected as soon as this week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that he sees the Ukraine evidence as part of "a pattern" of conduct by the President.

London attack highlights risks of terrorist release plans

The stabbing attack in London on Friday has thrust the issue of what to do with former terrorists back into the public spotlight, especially as hundreds more convicted offenders across Europe are due for release in the coming years.

Prosecutors urge jury to convict Stone for lying to protect Trump

Prosecutors closed their criminal trial of Republican politico Roger Stone on Wednesday by making a forceful argument that the longtime Washington operator had lied to Congress about his engagement with WikiLeaks in 2016 to shield one person: President Donald Trump.

Police reform moves in fits and starts

Less than two weeks ago, S. Lee Merritt hailed the murder conviction of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor as a "huge victory" for "black people in America."

Ex-police chief said Trump ‘last hope for white people'

A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday after a jury failed to reach a verdict on two charges filed against a former New Jersey police chief who uttered racial slurs after allegedly using excessive force on a handcuffed black man.

Ex-Dallas officer's trial ends in protests, forgiveness

Inside the courtroom, many observers cried as Botham Jean's brother forgave and hugged former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who had been convicted of murder in Jean's death. Outside, protesters denounced the 10-year sentence Guyger got as too lenient.