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Man sentenced after Facebook helps solve 1996 cold case

Man sentenced after Facebook helps solve 1996 cold caseDALLAS (AP) — The brother-in-law of a Dallas woman raped and slain more than two decades ago while her infant daughter slept in a playpen nearby has pleaded guilty, bringing an end to a case that was re-opened when that daughter as an adult went to police to push for an investigation.



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Chris Watts Case: Shanann Watts' Brother Details Family Heartache as He Thanks Well-Wishers

Chris Watts Case: Shanann Watts' Brother Details Family Heartache as He Thanks Well-WishersFrankie Rzucek shared a heartfelt message of thanks for those who have supported his family.



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Florida mom charged with murder in case of missing son

Florida mom charged with murder in case of missing sonLARGO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they have a prime suspect in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found Tuesday in the woods near St. Petersburg — the child's 21-year-old mother, Charisse Stinson.



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The Latest: Mom charged with murder in case of missing son

The Latest: Mom charged with murder in case of missing sonLARGO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a Florida woman who is accused of killing her child (all times local):



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Jordan Belliveau Case: Missing Florida 2-Year-Old Found Dead in Wooded Area, Authorities Say

Jordan Belliveau Case: Missing Florida 2-Year-Old Found Dead in Wooded Area, Authorities SayJordan Belliveau's 21-year-old mother reported the 2-year-old boy missing early Sunday.



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JD.com CEO returns to China after arrest in U.S. sexual misconduct case

JD.com CEO returns to China after arrest in U.S. sexual misconduct caseThe CEO of JD.com Inc, Richard Liu, has returned to China, the Chinese e-commerce giant said on Monday, days after he was arrested by police in the U.S. city of Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and later released. A Minnesota-based lawyer for Liu, Earl Gray, said Liu denies any wrongdoing, and added he does not expect his client to be charged, noting that Liu was released without charges or bail, and was allowed to return to China. Minneapolis police said on Sunday that “an active investigation” was under way, although it was possible for the billionaire founder of the firm to leave the United States.



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Missed deadlines, zealous sheriff overshadow compound case

Missed deadlines, zealous sheriff overshadow compound caseSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A startling rebuke of a local prosecutor and questions about legal tactics by a hard-charging sheriff are casting a shadow over efforts to prosecute members of an extended family who were arrested at a squalid New Mexico compound where the body of a 3-year-old had been hidden for months.



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Child abuse charges dismissed in New Mexico desert compound case

Child abuse charges dismissed in New Mexico desert compound caseTwo New Mexico judges on Wednesday dismissed child abuse charges against five people from a desert compound near Taos where a toddler’s body was found, citing procedural errors by prosecutors. The judges, in separate decisions issued in New Mexico’s Eighth Judicial District Court, dismissed the child abuse charges on grounds that a preliminary hearing had not taken place within 10 days after they were filed on Aug. 8 when the defendants were taken into custody. Judge Jeff McElroy dismissed child abuse charges against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and his wife, Jany Laveille.



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Three released from jail in New Mexico compound case

Three released from jail in New Mexico compound caseJudge Emilio Chavez ordered charges to be dropped against Lucas Morton, his wife Subhannah Wahhaj and her sister Hujrah Wahhaj because prosecutors had failed to follow a procedural rule after they were charged and jailed. “They’re out now,” said Megan Mitsunaga, a defense attorney for Subhannah Wahhaj. The three still face a criminal trespassing case in magistrates court in Taos County for building their makeshift settlement on a plot of land near Amalia, New Mexico, that did not belong to them, Mitsunaga said.



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Trump administration backs Asian-American students in race case against Harvard University

Trump administration backs Asian-American students in race case against Harvard UniversityThe Trump administration has sided with Asian-American students in a lawsuit alleging Harvard University has failed to demonstrate it does not discriminate on the basis of race. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed a lawsuit against Harvard in 2014 alleging the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants by setting caps on the number of Asian-American students. The filing marks another instance of the administration’s efforts to encourage more race-neutral admission practices.



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