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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, Indian Muslim women rest inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi, India. India's government on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple "talaq" violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
September 19, 2018 - 11:52 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, walks past members of the media as he heads to the Senate Chamber floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 19, 2018 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter to the panel. The lawyers wrote that Ford...
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President Donald Trump speaks during meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 18, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel. The lawyers...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post and described an encounter she believes was attempted rape. Kavanaugh reported to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 18, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she wants an FBI investigation of her allegation of being sexually assaulted decades ago by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:59 pm
Dark money groups will be required to disclose the identities of some anonymous donors after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop a lower court's ruling from taking effect. Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit Republican group at the center of the case, had asked the high court to put a...
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September 18, 2018 - 5:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue in the decision by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S...
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Actors Vanessa Lock, left, as Betsy DeVos, Cole Sitilides, center, and Jenny Waxman perform in the play "The Confirmation Hearing for the Secretary of Education" in Washington's Arena Stage theater on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. In the play, about a dozen student actors from local high schools posed as frustrated Democrats and friendly Republicans to grill DeVos on the merits of public education, the role of the federal government in civil rights, and her family wealth. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
September 18, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky Senate confirmation hearing to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage. During the performance at Arena Stage, about a dozen student actors from local high schools...
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September 18, 2018 - 12:37 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, employees of the Fulton County Election Preparation Center in Atlanta test electronic voting machines. Voting integrity advocates had argued Georgia's electronic voting machines are unreliable and vulnerable to hacking, but a federal judge says forcing the state to change its system to paper ballots before the midterm elections is too risky. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)
September 18, 2018 - 11:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge said forcing Georgia to scrap its electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballots for the upcoming midterm elections is too risky. But she said state elections officials had "buried their heads in the sand" and warned them not to delay in tackling concerns about...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment in Beverly Hills, Calif. The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
September 18, 2018 - 7:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. The decision to have...
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