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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A court-appointed public defender has failed in his efforts to get a federal judge to release the man accused of buying the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino massacre. Enrique Marquez faces terrorism-related charges. His lawyer argued that Marquez had voluntarily spoken with the FBI over a 10-day period while he was free to leave at any time. The judge said Marquez poses a threat to the community and shouldn't be released on bail.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An investigation by a leading New Jersey news organization has found residents and one former police officer who said they saw small groups celebrating in Jersey City on the day of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. But the probe found nothing to back up Donald Trump's claims that he saw thousands of Muslims cheering the fall of the towers in the city across the river from New York.
CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a black Illinois woman who died in a Texas jail last summer says they have no faith in a grand jury that's considering criminal indictments. Sandra Bland's mother and sisters spoke at a news conference in Chicago today. A family lawyer says the grand jury process in the case "screams of a cover-up." A medical examiner rules that Bland, pulled over for a traffic stop, hanged herself in the Waller County jail.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A pediatrician who raised concerns about elevated lead levels in children's blood in Flint, Michigan, says a new study provides the strongest evidence yet of a link between those levels and the city's water system. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha says the percentage of children with abnormally high levels more than doubled after the Flint River became the city's drinking water source.
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Football League has told a federal appeals court that Commissioner Roger Goodell was well within his authority to suspend Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the "Deflategate" controversy. The NFL made its arguments in a brief filed today. The court, in New York, has been hearing an appeal of a judge's ruling that nullified Brady's suspension.
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