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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Seattle police snare man who escaped series of sex charges in Pierce County

The 56-year-old man is charged with propositioning a detective posing as a 15-year-old girl and sending photos of a home "dungeon" he hoped to use with her.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Pot tourism's best destination? It's looking like Barcelona

Amsterdam's clubs are earning a bad rep on the quality of their offerings, leading many tourists to Spain.

NEW YORK TIMES

UN seeks refugee status for undocumented kids fleeing to US
UN officials want the thousands of children migrants flooding into the US to be classified as refugees. While the UN resolution wouldn't have legal teeth in the US, the hope is that it will ratchet up pressure on the American and Mexican governments to accept children seeking asylum.

AL JAZEERA

Seattle police officer accused of child molestation

A police officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation.  

SEATTLEPI.COM

Ex-boyfriend: Amanda Knox's story is 'hallucination'

But he says the evidence against her doesn't have much strength.

CNN

Court's Hobby Lobby decision deftly balances rights

If there's a flood of phony litigation from corporations, the decision sets up the legal precedents for swatting down the lawsuits.

WEEKLY STANDARD

Ex-boyfriend may turn on Amanda Knox

His attorneys say he may change his testimony about being with her on the night of Meredith Kercher's death. 

MY NORTHWEST

Seattle police officer under criminal investigation

The Seattle Police Department is investigating an officer after a patrol-car video suggested he used excessive force when handcuffing a woman. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Supreme Court rejects buffer zone around abortion clinics

Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law on Thursday that barred protests around abortion clinics.

NEW YORK TIMES

Death penalty upheld in Wash. Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the death sentence of Dayva Cross, a man convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters in 1996 — despite the fact that there is currently a moratorium on the death penalty issued by Govenor Jay Inslee.

CBS NEWS
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