LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/18 — Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady who were charged with conspiring to send drugs to the United States were convicted on Friday by a jury that found evidence of the crime even though the government’s star witness came across to at least one juror as “slime.”

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 11/16 — A Minnesota man described as a leader of a group of nine who plotted to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge who said he didn’t believe the man’s tearful apologies and words of contrition.

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) 11/17 — A jury has rejected a $21 million wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of a mentally ill black man who accidentally set off his medical alert device and then was fatally shot by a white police officer who showed up at his suburban New York home.

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