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Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers (access required)

Some of the defendants charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol are turning away defense lawyers and electing to represent themselves, undeterred by their lack of legal training or repeated warnings from judges. That choice already has led to ...

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Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won’t dismiss case (access required)

CHICAGO — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown ...

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Md. man appeals conviction for Black student’s killing (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A white man serving a life sentence for stabbing a Black college student to death at a bus stop at the University of Maryland has asked the state’s second highest court to throw out his murder conviction. WTOP-FM ...

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Prosecutors: Capitol cop told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence (access required)

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter’s involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The officer, Michael A. Riley, is accused of ...

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Mosby to release police ‘do not call’ list after loss in appellate court (access required)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday that she will soon make public a “do not call” list of city police officers with integrity issues, which she has repeatedly refused to release, after a state appeals court ruled against ...

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Baltimore County agrees to pay $6.5M in fatal police shooting (access required)

Baltimore County has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of a man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on an interstate highway two years ago. The agreement settles the family’s federal lawsuit alleging that ...

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