Prosecutors see chilling result from Kansas court ruling

A Kansas Supreme Court ruling involving inmate sentencing could mean hundreds of violent criminals could get out of prison far sooner — which alarms prosecutors across the state. “It’s very disappointing,” said Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe. “In all likelihood, it will benefit some really horribly dangerous inmates.”

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113th Congress could yield fewest laws in 60 years

Say this about the 113th Congress: It has managed to live down to low expectations. With only a lame-duck post-Election Day mop-up session left before a new Congress takes the oath of office in January, the 113th is on track to be one of the least productive Congresses – in terms of laws passed and signed by the president – in 60 years.

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Accused White House intruder to appear in court

The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance Monday in federal court. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, is facing charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

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