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The man who fatally shot five police officers in Dallas may have had plans for a wider attack, the city's police chief said Sunday. Dallas Police Chief David Brown provided new details about the tense two-hour standoff that police had with the gunman before he was killed. "We're convinced that this suspect had other plans," Brown told CNN, adding that the shooter "thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to target law enforcement and make us pay for what he...

A court in Spain has sentenced Lionel Messi, widely hailed as one of the best soccer players alive, to 21 months in jail for tax fraud. Messi 's father, Jorge Horacio Messi, received the same sentence, over not paying some 4 million euros in taxes. It seems likely that neither Messi nor his father will serve any time in jail. From our understanding of Spanish law, judges regularly suspend prison sentences for people who are sentenced to less than two years' time for nonviolent crimes —...

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Connecticut recently became the first state in the nation to require its police officers to file a report after using an electronic stun-gun or “Taser.” T he first year of that data is now in -- and it says Tasers are used more frequently on minority suspects.

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Hundreds of prison inmates across Connecticut will now have access to federal grant money to help pay for college.

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Before she started work at New Haven’s Columbus House as senior manager of housing services, Cathleen Meaden’s job was housing people whose crimes were seemingly unforgivable.

This post was updated at 3:10 PM Russian hackers have been accessing the Democratic National Committee's computer network for the past year, and have stolen information including opposition research files on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. According to CrowdStrike, the security firm the DNC called in to deal with the massive data breach, one group of hackers tied to the Russian government has been stealing information from the national party for...

On Friday Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim launched a new initiative to help ex-felons find jobs.


 Ganim was re-elected as mayor of Connecticut's largest city last November after spending seven years in prison.

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The country grapples with the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history after a massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning left 50 people dead and wounded another 53. This tragedy brings together several big issues of the last few years: guns, gay rights, and terrorism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udRSRhnoo5A A gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday morning, killing at least 50 people in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history before being shot dead by police. The suspected shooter has been identified by authorities as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen who had previously been interviewed by the FBI over possible ties to a terrorist. Officials told NPR that Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call...

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New York magazine's Will Leitch has called ESPN's new documentary " O.J.: Made in America " a masterpiece, and he thinks it'll be " the only thing this country's going to be talking about " as it airs next week. The Nose has already seen it, and it's all we're going to be talking about this week.

A New York jury has found five corrections officers guilty of felony charges for brutally beating an inmate in 2012 at the notorious Rikers Island jail complex. The five men were found guilty on all counts, including the most serious charge of attempted gang assault against inmate Jahmal Lightfoot. The beating left Lightfoot "with fractured eye sockets and a broken nose," Reuters reported. The verdict at the State Supreme Court in the Bronx is seen as a "major victory for law enforcement...

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The Associated Press said Hillary Clinton "clinched" the Democratic nomination for president on Monday. The Bernie Sanders campaign and supporters weren't happy. "Let those people vote and decide before the media tells them that the race is over," Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaved told CNN. Should the A.P. have waited until after Tuesday's final big primary day?

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For some patients looking to break their addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers, there's a drug out there that works. It’s called Suboxone , but government regulations and individual doctors have made it difficult to get, which is leading many to buy it illegally.

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A reputed mobster has been indicted on weapons charges stemming from a search of his Connecticut home by federal agents who were looking for a half billion dollars' worth of stolen artwork.

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When people are found not guilty in a court case by reason of insanity, how often do they end up back in trouble?

A top federal prosecutor says the federal government has a lot more power to protect victims of cybercrime since the 2014 hack of Sony Entertainment, according to Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, who spoke to IT professionals at a cybersecurity conference in Stamford, Conn., on Monday.

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FBI investigators were back at the Manchester home of reputed mobster Robert Gentile this week, presumably looking for a half billion dollars worth of art stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

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A search of a reputed mobster's Manchester home produced the seizure of numerous firearms, not a half billion dollars' worth of stolen artwork as federal agents hoped.

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The Connecticut House has passed a bill late Wednesday night that would prohibit anyone with a temporary restraining order against them from possessing firearms. It now heads to the Senate for consideration. The bill, which is expected to generate a lengthy debate over gun rights, would require a person to transfer firearms to police or a firearms dealer within 24 hours after being served with a temporary restraining order. The weapons would be returned if a judge determined at an expedited...

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert admitted at his sentencing hearing Wednesday that he sexually abused more than one student when he was a teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago, and said he was " ashamed ." Hastert initially said he had "mistreated" athletes, NPR's David Schaper tweeted from the courtroom. He added: "What I did was wrong and I regret it." Hastert, 74, was sentenced to 15 months in prison in the case involving hush...

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A one-time insurance executive who defrauded the city of Hartford, the state and others of over $2 million was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison Wednesday.

This post was updated at 4:15 p.m. ET A Texas judge has sentenced Ethan Couch, whose lawyers notoriously presented an "affluenza" defense to argue that he wasn't responsible for killing four people when he was driving drunk, to nearly two years in jail. District Judge Wayne Salvant has decided that Couch will be "jailed for 180 days on each of the four counts of intoxication manslaughter he faces," The Dallas Morning News reports . The newspaper says Couch was ...

There is a pistol-packing revolution going on in America. Nearly 13 million Americans have permits to carry concealed handguns — triple the number just nine years ago — and that figure is low because not every state reports. It's puzzling that so many Americans are choosing to arm themselves at a time when the FBI tells us violent crime and property crime have been falling dramatically for two decades. In search of handgun permit holders, I drove out to the Texas Firearms Festival , an...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U32Xya1uA8Q Nearly five months after a "wanted" bulletin tied him to the Paris terrorist attacks, Mohamed Abrini has been arrested in Belgium. Public broadcaster RTBF also says Abrini may be the "man in the hat" wanted in connection to last month's bombings in Brussels. U.S. and Belgian officials say Abrini and "another suspect" were arrested at a metro station in Anderlecht, which is close to the Free University of Brussels, NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports....

Connecticut is looking at criminal justice reforms to help the budget crisis. WSHU’s Tom Kuser spoke with Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udomaand reporter Cassandra Baslerabout this in the third installment of our Friday series on regional politics.

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