Crime
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Lawyers question possible jurors for ‘El Chapo’

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/07/18, 10:46 am

Jury selection is ongoing in New York this week for the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious alleged drug lords. Guzman is accused of a violent reign of terror as head of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel. Last year, Mexico extradited Guzman to the United States, where he faces 17 criminal counts, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit murder. He faces a possible life sentence in a U.S. prison.

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Package bomb suspect denied bail in New York

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/18, 01:26 pm

Cesar Sayoc, the suspect accused of sending a spate of suspicious packages containing pipe-bomb devices to prominent Democrat politicians and supporters and media outlets has been ordered held without bail in New York. Sayoc made his first court appearance on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan following his transfer from Florida, where he was arrested Oct. 26. Prosecutors argued he is a flight risk and a danger to the public. Sayoc faces charges for allegedly sending more than a dozen potentially explosive devices through the mail.

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‘Everything has changed’

Community | Sutherland Springs: A Texas community’s life after death
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/05/18, 09:38 am

On the last Saturday of October, residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas, gathered for the annual Old Town Day parade. As in past years, the parade included a fire truck and ambulance, men and women on horseback, and local politicians riding in cars decorated with campaign signs.

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