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Yesterday, 3:23 p.m.The coalition of newsrooms behind “Documenting Hate” has recorded a wide variety of violence in all corners of the country.
March 17, 5:28 p.m.America may get its border wall. It just might have to do without a lot else.
March 15, 5:48 p.m.Lawyers for the man convicted in the killing of a 6-year-old Manhattan boy who went missing in 1979 have filed a motion asking the judge in the case to set aside the guilty verdict because of jury contamination.
Feb. 21, 10:40 a.m.Lawyers for man convicted in case of notorious missing boy to seek hearing on report of jury contamination.
Jan. 5, 5:39 p.m.As Chicago authorities waited before filing hate-crime charges against four young adult blacks for an alleged attack on a white disabled man, the Internet raged.
Aug. 31, 2016, 8 a.m.In April, the state’s Court of Appeals expressed uncertainty about using recorded jail calls against the accused. Now the issue has arisen in the Etan Patz murder case.
Aug. 17, 2016, 4:29 p.m.John Timoney, beat cop with a master’s degree, led police departments in New York, Philadelphia and Miami.
Aug. 3, 2016, 8 a.m.“Killing the Colorado” will premier Aug. 4, and include the work of five Academy-Award-winning filmmakers. The film tells the true story of the water crisis in the American West.
May 17, 2016, 1:15 p.m.The mystery of whether Trump masqueraded as his own spokesman while owner of the New Jersey Generals endures, but it seems hard to spin his role in the short life of the United States Football League.
Jan. 26, 2016, 3:53 p.m.ProPublica’s coverage of New York City‘s failures to enforce its commitments to affordable housing takes a trip back in time.
Jan. 14, 2016, 9 a.m.Inflammatory pre-trial publicity was an issue in the Netflix series, and now a defense lawyer wants to make it an issue in New York’s famous missing child case.
Oct. 2, 2015, 12:57 p.m.Girls, many of whom have suffered a range of trauma at home, make up a growing share of children arrested and detained across the country.
May 8, 2015, 4:28 p.m.After 18 days of deliberation, a Manhattan jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked in case involving boy who went missing in 1979.
April 9, 2015, 12:19 p.m.The prosecution says Pedro Hernandez fled New York after killing Etan Patz. A detectives report from 1979 suggests that might not be so.
Feb. 24, 2015, 3:26 p.m.Defense lawyers question whether mistrial is warranted after lost evidence surfaces in case of missing boy.
Feb. 12, 2015, 9 a.m.News organizations ask New York appellate court to force judge to unseal hearings on evidence and jurors in famous missing child case.
Jan. 29, 2015, 4:57 p.m.The Etan Patz murder trial is the latest test case for measuring the power of a confession, whether or not it's actually true.
Jan. 13, 2015, 1:31 p.m.Potential jurors in the controversial missing-child case have to disclose mental health and drug histories.
Sep. 30, 2014, 4:35 p.m.A defense witness testifies Pedro Hernandez possesses such limited intelligence that he could not have responsibly waived his right to silence during interrogation.
Sep. 18, 2014, 6:33 p.m.Pedro Hernandez, a man with an IQ of 70 and history of mental illness, confessed to strangling a 6-year-old boy after investigators appealed to his religious faith.
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