Baltimore judge tosses request on evidence in Freddie Gray death case

Resident of the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested and where residents rioted over his death in April walks past an abandoned building in West Baltimore

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who is prosecuting six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, had wanted a Circuit Court hearing to argue for a protective order barring release of evidence. The death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man, from a spinal injury suffered in police custody triggered protests and rioting. Mosby said she was concerned that defense lawyers would leak only evidence that supported their clients’ defense, jeopardizing the chance for a fair trial.

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Republican Jeb Bush backs federal hiring freeze, lobbying rules

Bush answers a question from the audience during a town hall campaign stop at the VFW Post in Hudson

(Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Monday he would overhaul Washington’s culture with a federal balanced budget amendment, a freeze on government hiring and a longer ban on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists. “We need a president willing to challenge the whole culture in our nation’s capital – and I mean to do it,” Bush, the former Florida governor, said in remarks posted on his campaign website on Monday. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson and Luciana Lopez; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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U.S., Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations

One bitter holdover of the Cold War slipped into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they reopened embassies in each other’s capitals.

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