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Last Update on May 05, 2015 07:08 GMT

IN THE NEWS: NFL PLAYER FACES "REVENGE PORN" CHARGE

UNDATED (AP) -- Jermaine Cunningham isn't the first person to be charged with what's now known as "revenge porn." But as an NFL linebacker, he will be the most recognizable defendant hit with such a charge when he appears in court tomorrow in New Jersey. He has been charged under provisions in a decade-old state law -- the first in the country to address situations in which a former lover posts intimate pictures of an ex online. At least 10 additional legislatures are considering revenge porn laws. Federal legislation is also expected to make the rounds on Capitol Hill before the year is out.

IN THE NEWS: MICHIGAN PROSECUTOR QUITS AFTER FACEBOOK POSTS

DETROIT (AP) -- The post is described as "out of character" and not reflective of the person who made it. All the same, an assistant prosecutor in Michigan is out of a job after saying people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be shot. Teana Walsh resigned Friday and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy accepted it. Walsh suggested on Facebook that the "solution" for people who threw bricks at police in Baltimore is simple: "Shoot em. Period." The post has since been deleted. There have been protests against police in Baltimore since a man arrested last month died after suffering a severe spinal injury while being transported to a lockup.

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