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New York City Council votes to close notorious Rikers Island jail

New York City Council votes to close notorious Rikers Island jail

The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to close Rikers Island jail Thursday and open four new borough-based facilities instead. “Today is a day that the history books will look back on as a good day for New York City,” Council Speaker Corey Johnson said. “This is a step forward, this is progress, this is…MORE

Parent who initially fought college admissions charges agrees to plead guilty

Parent who initially fought college admissions charges agrees to plead guilty

A parent who initially pleaded not guilty for his participation in the notorious college admissions scandal has agreed to change his plea to guilty, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said Thursday. Douglas Hodge, the former CEO of the Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), was among a group of parents who initially…MORE

Parkland shooter’s death penalty trial set to begin in January

Parkland shooter’s death penalty trial set to begin in January

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s death penalty trial is set to begin in January 2020, according to a court order issued Thursday by Florida Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer. Cruz is facing 34 counts of premeditated and attempted murder for the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day in 2018.…MORE