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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, Brother Tomasio Venditti of Steubenville, Ohio, right, holds a Trump-Pence campaign sign as he and Lis Kelly of Notre Dame, Ind., background, wear white gowns depicting the Lady of Guadalupe during an anti-abortion rally on the National Mall in Washington during the annual March for Life. The annual march to proteststhe Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 16, 2019 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, a Mexican national who touched off a fierce immigration debate for his role in the shooting death of Steinle, is seeking to overturn his felony illegal gun possession conviction, the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of murder. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of...
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In this image provided by Karen Pulfer Focht, Doug Ketchum and his wife Mary pose with their daughter Stacie as their Memphis liquor store, Kimbrough Wine & Spirits. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a dispute over Tennessee’s residency requirements for liquor store owners. Doug and Mary Ketchum moved from Utah to Memphis and say Tennessee makes it almost impossible for someone to break into the liquor business from out of state. (Karen Pulfer Focht)
January 16, 2019 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol. Several justices said the restriction unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-state economic...
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Supporters of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo queue to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, where lawyers were scheduled to discuss the next steps in the case of Gbagbo and ex-youth minister Charles Ble Goude, a day after both men were acquitted of crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 16, 2019 - 9:11 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges say former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister should be released immediately following their acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence in 2010. Prosecutors have said they...
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January 16, 2019 - 8:03 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 100 protesters crowded outside a federal courthouse in Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a judge began hearing a major debt restructuring case that critics say will only further indebt the U.S. territory if approved. The hearing involves more than $17 billion worth...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, census employees, including Joseph Mintz, seated, and Lesley Rubinger, far right, assemble after a training course in New York. A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending that officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
January 15, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants. In a 277-...
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January 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Somali immigrants can testify at the sentencing of three militia members convicted of plotting to bomb their Kansas apartment complex. The decision Tuesday is a blow to the efforts by defense attorneys to block 20 short videos of testimony that...
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January 15, 2019 - 12:58 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday began hearing an appeal against the presidential election results lodged by opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, who claimed he lost because of massive electoral fraud. Fayulu demanded a recount of the Dec. 30 vote, claiming the...
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January 15, 2019 - 7:13 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances is asking a court to invalidate more than $6 billion worth of debt issued by the U.S. territory, a move that would hit bondholders. The board said late Monday the debt includes all general obligation bonds...
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In this image provided by Karen Pulfer Focht, Doug Ketchum and his wife Mary pose with their daughter Stacie as their Memphis liquor store, Kimbrough Wine & Spirits. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a dispute over Tennessee’s residency requirements for liquor store owners. Doug and Mary Ketchum moved from Utah to Memphis and say Tennessee makes it almost impossible for someone to break into the liquor business from out of state. (Karen Pulfer Focht)
January 14, 2019 - 11:37 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah. That was the easy part. Their decision to support themselves by buying a liquor store has been considerably more...
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