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February 12, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A federal court order being praised by civil rights advocates requires immigration judges to consider an asylum seeker's ability to pay in setting terms for his release. The New York Civil Liberties Union and International Refugee Assistance Project sought the ruling on...
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February 12, 2018 - 9:40 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general has asked police to delay issuing their recommendations into two corruption allegations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu until the Supreme Court hears a petition against them. Police were scheduled to present their long-awaited findings this week...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017 file photo, Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jehangir speaks to The Associated Press in Lahore, Pakistan. Jahangir died of a heart attack in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. She was 66. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
February 11, 2018 - 10:51 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Asma Jehangir, one of Pakistan's most prominent right activists and lawyers, died on Sunday of a heart attack in the eastern city of Lahore at the age of 66, her daughter said. News of Jehangir's sudden death shook political, social and media circles in Pakistan, as well as...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protestor demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with regional heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File)
February 11, 2018 - 8:23 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. At first glance, Beijing and New Delhi want no part in the turmoil that erupted Feb...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protestor demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with regional heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File)
February 11, 2018 - 3:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. At first glance, Beijing and New Delhi want no part in the turmoil that erupted Feb...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protestor demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with regional heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File)
February 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. At first glance, Beijing and New Delhi want no part in the turmoil that erupted Feb...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, front from left to right, Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, state Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and state Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, lead a news conference after Republican leaders engineered passage of state budget, liquor privatization and pension bills, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month. The top-ranking House and Senate leaders say their map "complies fully" with directions from the state Supreme Court. They're providing it to the Democratic governor, who has until Thursday to say if he supports it. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
February 09, 2018 - 7:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Friday they reached internal agreement on a proposed new map of the state's 18 congressional districts to replace the one thrown out last month. House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati...
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February 09, 2018 - 6:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and immigration officials violated the rights of suspected immigrants who were detained after they should have been released from jail. Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ruled Thursday in U.S. District Court that...
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February 09, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan-based Arab Bank say it's thankful a New York court ruling brings to a close a civil case American victims of suicide bombings had filed against it. A federal appeals court in Manhattan issued a written ruling Friday rejecting a 2014 jury verdict in the case. The decision...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist whose long battle with immigration officials has drawn support from Democratic politicians in New York won't be deported while a federal judge hears a lawsuit. Ravi Ragbir was detained for deportation to Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 11. In court papers dated Thursday,...
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