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Uncovering the History of the Bonanno Crime Family
Unveiling the Secrets of Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia
Why Did Junko Furuta's Murderers Get Such Light Sentences?
Can Anyone Make a Citizen's Arrest?
Who Owns the Copyright, AI or the Artist?
What Does the ICC Putin Arrest Warrant Actually Mean?
Supreme Court on the Brink of Ending Affirmative Action in College Admissions
Are Skittles 'Unfit for Human Consumption'? A Lawsuit Says Yes
Do Unbiased Jurors Exist in the Age of Social Media?
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Forgery is one of the most difficult crimes to successfully carry off. But these six sure tried. What tripped them up?
You probably don't know her name, but Mitsuye Endo was the plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit that ultimately led to the closing of the U.S. Japanese internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
A new serial podcast delves into the tragic deaths of at least six members of the Hart family, whose SUV was driven off a cliff in California in early 2018.
One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape, and many are afraid to or don't know how to report it.
Police and fire departments across the U.S. are eliminating jargon like "10-4" in favor of every-day vernacular. And there's a good reason why.
Omarosa did it, but does that mean you can too — legally that is? A lot depends on which state you live in.
By Dave Roos
Ordinary citizens are allowed to make arrests in every U.S. state, but legal experts warn that it's a risky thing to do.
An active shooter situation at work may not be common, but you should really know how you'd handle it before it happens.
By Dave Roos
From public letters to anime porn, the 470,000 public files offer a window into the last years of al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden.
By Diana Brown
The conviction of 80-year-old Bill Cosby on aggravated indecent assault charges raises the question of how sentencing works in the case of an elderly defendant.
The Mann Act was passed in 1910 and even though it's been used legitimately, it's also been abused to nab men of color like Jack Johnson and Chuck Berry.
By John Donovan
High-profile cases over the past few years have shown the benefits — and pitfalls — of asking the public to report any suspicious activities they notice to the police. When does that tip over into racial or ethnic bias?
By Dave Roos