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Clark County public defender Belinda Harris, center, embraces Erika Ballou, a deputy Clark County public defender, outside of court, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. Ballou had agreed to remove a "Black Lives Matter" pin after Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon held firm and said he wouldn't allow displays of political viewpoints during proceedings in his courtroom. Ballou was in court to represent a client at a sentencing hearing in a domestic violence case. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Vegas defense lawyer sheds 'Black Lives' pin; keeps arm band

A deputy public defender in Las Vegas gave in to a judge's request on Thursday to remove a "Black Lives Matter" pin in court, after a free-form discussion about the politics of protest and free speech amid a national debate over police brutality and race relations. In a new show ...

Frisch's ex-official gets 5 years in prison for stealing

A former executive accused of stealing millions from the Cincinnati company behind dozens of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants has been sentenced to five years in prison. Michael Hudson was accused of forging payroll and accounting records for several years. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax ...

Trump campaign worker resigns after tying racism to Obama

The campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accepted the resignation of its volunteer chair in blue-collar Mahoning County on Thursday, after the woman made a series of remarks disparaging blacks. Volunteer Kathy Miller, who is white, told The Guardian newspaper in an article and video posted earlier in the ...

The Latest: Vegas lawyer removes 'Black Lives' pin for court

The Latest on a Las Vegas defense attorney's effort to wear a "Black Lives Matter" pin in a Nevada courtroom (all times local): 11 a.m. A Las Vegas defense attorney has agreed to remove a "Black Lives Matter" pin from her blouse after a Nevada state court judge held firm ...

FILE -In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, speaks before a panel discussion about sports and race relations during a conference meeting in Dallas. A man hit Mayor Johnson in the face with a pie at a charity dinner. The mayor's Chief of Staff Crystal Strait called the Wednesday night, Sept. 21, 2016, incident at the Sacramento Charter High School a shocking assault, but said the mayor wasn't hurt. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson hit in face with pie at event

A man hit Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie at a charity dinner Wednesday night, and an official says the former NBA star went on the defensive. The mayor had given a speech at the Seeds of HOPE dinner at Sacramento Charter High School before the ...

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