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Recent articles by Mark:

Jacob Blake is no longer handcuffed in Wisconsin hospital, attorney says

Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Friday that Blake was placed under arrest while hospitalized on a felony warrant from July for third-degree sexual assault in a domestic abuse case. Miskinis then quickly acknowledged that he did not know for sure whether that warrant had any connection to officers’ response to a call to the scene where Blake was shot Sunday. “I believe that’s why they… → Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection

The 87-year-old will remain at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for a few days, the court said in a statement, adding that she was “resting comfortably.” → Read More

Trump administration carries out first federal execution since 2003 after late-night Supreme Court intervention

The execution had prompted a flurry of court battles, including between the government and relatives of the victims. → Read More

Appeals court says federal execution can proceed despite victims’ relatives opposing it during pandemic

The relatives said they were facing a risk traveling during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Judge blocks federal execution after victims’ relatives oppose carrying it out during pandemic

The relatives argued that attending the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee could put their health at risk. → Read More

Mississippi governor signs bill changing state’s flag, abandoning Confederate symbol

The bill marked an extraordinary turnaround for a state that held onto its flag since 1894. → Read More

Accused El Paso gunman charged with federal hate crimes

Officials said the alleged shooter killed 22 people and injured dozens more during the rampage. → Read More

Alleged Planned Parenthood clinic gunman indicted on federal charges for 2015 attack

Three people were killed in the shooting rampage and standoff in Colorado Springs → Read More

Appeals court rejects Justice Department request to let federal executions proceed

The order comes a week before the federal government planned to resume executions. → Read More

Most Americans now favor life in prison over the death penalty for convicted murderers

A new poll found a significant — and recent — shift in what penalty Americans support in murder cases. → Read More

FBI says ‘lone offender terrorism’ in U.S. follows histories of violence, concerning behaviors

In a new study, the FBI examined dozens of attacks over more than four decades. → Read More

America’s new crop of ‘progressive prosecutors’ are getting pushback

Mark Berman on the reality facing “progressive prosecutors.” Amber Phillips looks into Wednesday’s key witnesses: William B. Taylor and George Kent. Plus, Mustafa Salim on the unconventional role of Iraq’s tuk-tuks. → Read More

Hundreds of victims’ relatives, ex-officials ask Trump administration to halt federal executions

The letters ask the Trump and Barr not to resume federal executions next month. → Read More

These prosecutors won office vowing to fight the system. Now, the system is fighting back.

Dozens of cities have elected progressive prosecutors recently, prompting a fight over the role of district attorneys in the era of criminal justice reform. → Read More

MGM says it will pay up to $800 million to victims of Las Vegas massacre in settlement

The agreement was announced two years after a gunman killed 58 people on the Strip. → Read More

Hurricane Dorian crashes into Outer Banks in North Carolina

The storm, while weakened, was still dangerous as it pummeled the coastline. → Read More

Carolinas feeling impact of Hurricane Dorian as storm strafes U.S. coast

The hurricane was lashing the Carolinas and poses a significant threat to the coast, forecasters say. → Read More

After smashing Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian threatens southeast U.S.

The storm could bring a dangerous combination of wind, rain and storm surges to Georgia and the Carolinas, forecasters say. → Read More

Florida nursing home employees charged with manslaughter for deaths of 12 in sweltering facility

The patients died after their nursing home lost air conditioning in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. → Read More

A common, yet dangerous, police task led to Philadelphia standoff. It was a ‘miracle’ no one died.

Serving a drug warrant, police encountered a barrage of bullets. Six officers were wounded, but tense, hours-long standoff ended with a peaceful surrender. → Read More