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Former U.S. agent to plead guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

Carl Force, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, has agreed to plead guilty on July 1 to charges of extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, according to papers filed on Monday in federal court in San Francisco. The deal ...

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South Carolina governor calls for Confederate flag’s removal

By Harriet McLeod, Luciana Lopez and Alana Wise CHARLESTON/COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on lawmakers to take down the Confederate battle flag at the state capitol grounds, a week after a white gunman a...

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Baltimore police face October trial for Freddie Gray death

Police are seen as demonstrators gather near Camden Yards to protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreSix Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man will go on trial on Oct. 13 in a case that sparked rioting and protests, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said on Monday. The trial is set for Maryland's Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. The officers have been charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, 25, who allegedly died from a spinal injury suffered in police custody.

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Florida man who flew gyrocopter to U.S. Capitol rejects plea deal

Douglas Hughes talks to reporters outside of courthouse in WashingtonA Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds rejected a plea deal on Monday that would likely involve jail time, prosecutors said. Douglas Hughes, a 61-year-old mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, appeared in federal court where he turned down a plea deal, according to a spokesman for Assistant U.S. Attorney Tejpal Chawla. Hughes told reporters outside the courthouse that he would not accept a plea deal that would involve several years of prison time, and called his illegal flight a “pure act of civil disobedience,” according to the Washington Post.

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Obama to give eulogy for slain Charleston pastor

President Barack Obama on Friday will deliver the eulogy for pastor and South Carolina state senator Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine victims of the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week.

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Haley: Remove Confederate flag

South Carolina's governor joined those calling on state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from a war memorial on the state Capitol grounds.

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Three men convicted in parachute jump from New York’s 1 World Trade Center

Three men who jumped with parachutes from the top of One World Trade Center were convicted of criminal charges on Monday in their plunge from America's tallest building. A jury in state Supreme Court in Manhattan deliberated over the course of four day...

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