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MAY 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Agent who shot into Mexico, killed teen wants case dismissed

(AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired shots across the U.S.-Mexico border, killing a teenager, wants a civil rights lawsuit against him dismissed on grounds that the boy was in Mexico at the time and therefore wasn't protected by the U.S. Constitution. In a similar case out of Texas, a federal appeals court found the family of another ...

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MAY 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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What does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage?

NEW YORK (AP) — Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. Some divisive social issues, such as school desegregation and interracial marriage, have been addressed by the Supreme Court ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

The facility in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, is among a growing number of jails and prison systems across the U.S. in which video visitation has replaced the more familiar in-person visits, where people are in the same room but separated by thick glass. [...] prisoners' rights advocates worry the trend is to eliminate free in-person visits for a ...

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MAY 10, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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News of the day from across the nation, May 11

Part of a New York state nuclear power plant remained shut down Sunday after a transformer fire that caused oil to leak into the Hudson River. The transformer at the Indian Point 3 plant 30 miles north of Manhattan failed Saturday evening, causing a fire that forced the automatic shutdown. The fire on the non-nuclear side of the plant was ...

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MAY 10, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ben Carson: US should rethink Supreme Court review of laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says the United States should rethink the notion that a president must enforce laws the Supreme Court declares constitutional. Carson said it's an open question that deserves debate because the "original intent" of judicial review has changed.

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