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Manchester attack points to vulnerabilities even at venues with high security, counter-terrorism experts say

The explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city of Manchester killed at least 19 people and injured dozens. It is raising new questions about how authorities can better protect large venues.

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O.C. Supervisor Todd Spitzer calls for federal oversight of district attorney's office

Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer asked federal authorities Monday for an emergency takeover of the Orange County district attorney’s office, citing what he called “continuing revelations of scandal.”

Spitzer’s letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions noted a recent liability claim filed by the office’s former lead investigator that accuses Orange County Dist. Atty.

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Gas station's nacho cheese sauce is now linked to patient's death

A person has died after contracting botulism linked to a batch of nacho cheese sauce sold at a Sacramento County gas station, health officials said Monday.

The California Department of Public Health did not identify the patient or provide details about the death.

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Former border officer gets 5 years in prison for immigrant smuggling

A former Customs and Border Protection officer who took bribes of money and sex to allow immigrants into the U.S. illegally through the San Ysidro Port of Entry was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.

Jose Luis Cota pleaded guilty in January to three charges of smuggling immigrants for financial gain and another charge of bribery.

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Key figure in L.A. County Sheriff's Department jail corruption scandal sentenced to nine-month prison term

William “Tom” Carey, once a captain in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who admitted to obstructing an FBI investigation into county jails and gave federal prosecutors crucial testimony that helped convict disgraced former Sheriff Lee Baca in the scheme, was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday.

The punishment was handed down by U.S.

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Police shoot armed teenager who 'wanted to shoot something and be on the news,' officials say

A 16-year-old boy who “wanted to shoot something and be on the news” was shot by police after a reported family disturbance in La Habra on Monday morning, officials said.

The teen was taken to UCI Medical Center and will be jailed after he recovers, said Sgt. Jose Rocha.

According to police, the shooting stemmed from a report of a family disturbance about 9:30 a.m.

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