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  • Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announces a $5.9 million legal settlement with subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson in Helena, Mont., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The state's lawsuit claimed Janssen Ortho LLC and Janssen Pharmaceuticals hid the dangers of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and promoted it for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

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  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, after an arm, torso and legs were discovered a day earlier, a New York Police Department dive unit continues the search for human remains along a rocky shoreline in the Queens borough of New York. The remains were those of missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

    Autistic NYC boy's death prompts tracking plan

    Following the death of an autistic teenager who walked away from his New York City school last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers.

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  • DOJ probe finds sexual misconduct at Ala. prison

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    EDITORIAL: Bowing to Washington

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  •  Rafael Caro Quintero, considered the grandfather of Mexican drug trafficking, is shown here in an undated photo. A Mexican court has ordered the release of Mr. Quintero after 28 years in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena. (AP Photo/File)

    Mexican drug lord who ordered killing of DEA agent released from prison

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  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    NAPOLITANO: Zimmerman's double jeopardy dilemma

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  • In this May 22, 1990 photo, Michael Karkoc, photographed in Lauderdale, Minn. prior to a visit to Minnesota from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in early June of 1990. Karkoc a top commander whose Nazi SS-led unit is blamed for burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Chris Polydoroff)

    Nazi commander discovered living in Minnesota

    A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.

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