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Connecticut closed its only juvenile prison in April after 39 kids finished their time there. Now, officials from the Department of Children and Families who ran the facility say 11 of those children are in detention centers because they’ve been arrested again.  

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A jury has convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

The verdict Friday came more than two years after his first 2015 trial resulted in a 12-year prison sentence.

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The CEO of New York’s oldest credit union has been charged with embezzling millions from the institution.

Federal prosecutors say Municipal Credit Union CEO Kam Wong of Valley Stream embezzled millions from the credit union, and spent approximately $3.5 million on New York Lottery tickets.

Wong has pleaded not guilty to embezzlement, wire fraud, and bank fraud. He was released on $1 million bail.

He was placed on leave by the credit union in February.

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A timeline of key developments in the Connecticut murder case against Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy, whose conviction was vacated Friday:

— Oct. 30, 1975: Greenwich teenager Martha Moxley is beaten to death with a golf club, later traced to a set owned by Michael Skakel's late mother. Moxley's battered body is found the next day under a tree on her family's estate. The case is unsolved for 25 years and is the subject of several books.

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In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor, Martha Moxley, in Greenwich.

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