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'Shrimp Boy' to be sentenced to life in Chinatown crime case

Aug 4, 2016

'Shrimp Boy' to be sentenced to life in Chinatown crime case

A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways but was hounded by federal investigators is set to be sentenced to life in prison, following his conviction on racketeering, murder and scores of other charges. U.S. District Court Judge ...

Aug 4, 2016

Texas agrees to weaken voter ID rules deemed biased for November poll

Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law as courts across the U.S., with only months before the November election, are blocking Republican-controlled states from imposing polling place restrictions that critics say target minorities and the poor. The changes must still be approved ...

Aug 3, 2016

Iran says it has executed a number of Kurdish Islamic militants

The official news agency for Iran’s judiciary says authorities have executed a number of Kurdish Islamic extremists convicted of armed robbery, killing civilians and planning bomb attacks. The Tuesday report says the group was executed following a six-year trial. It did not say how ...