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Officer shot by colleague during game ‘assumed the risk’

A St. Louis police officer who pleaded guilty to accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette said the woman knew the risk she was taking. Nathaniel Hendren made the response this week in a wrongful ...

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Mother sues hospital over drug test that led to abuse probe

Cherell Harrington, center, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit naming Allegheny County and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as defendants, talks with her attorney Margaret S. Coleman, left, in a law office in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Harrington gave birth to her third child at UPMC's Magee-Women's Hospital in November 2017. She says medical staff collected her urine without her consent and tested her for drugs. A second mother named in the suit, Deserae Cook, listens at right. AP Photo by Gene J. Puskar

A mother sued a Pittsburgh hospital this week, saying it collected and tested her urine for drugs without her consent while she was in labor and reported a false positive result to protective services that resulted in a child abuse ...

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Lawsuit: Ex-Missouri superintendent was a sexual predator

A former superintendent at a suburban Kansas City school district is accused in a lawsuit of being a sexual predator who used his position to identify vulnerable students while other administrators turned a blind eye. The lawsuit filed last week ...

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More children face immigration judges through video screens

Seven children stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a Texas immigration facility. Their image was beamed 1,000 miles away to Atlanta, Georgia, where a judge sat in a largely empty courtroom and contended with glitchy audio. At multiple points, a woman’s voice broke ...

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