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March 08, 2018 - 2:50 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own. But states continue to try to restrict abortion before viability. One of the most recent is Mississippi, where lawmakers are on the...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, accompanied by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, responds to remarks made U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 08, 2018 - 2:16 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration's lawsuit challenging California's efforts to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally served as the latest warning shot at communities nationwide with so-called sanctuary policies. As he excoriated California officials for their...
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Embattled Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses students of St. Scholastica's College, a Roman Catholic school, during a forum on International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines. Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sereno, who filed an indefinite leave starting March 1 to prepare for her impending impeachment trial, called on Filipinos Wednesday to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights in an indirect criticism of the country's volatile leader, who has long called for her removal. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 07, 2018 - 6:38 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' embattled Supreme Court chief justice urged Filipinos on Wednesday to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights, in an indirect criticism of the country's volatile leader, who has long called for her removal. Chief Justice Maria...
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Supporters of Philippine Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno use a mock hammer on a giant snake during a rally outside the House of Representatives in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A spokesman for the chief justice on the Philippine Supreme Court recently said she expects to be impeached by the House of Representatives in March, 2018 and will go on indefinite leave to prepare for the trial. Sereno is confident of being cleared of any wrongdoing during the impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
March 07, 2018 - 4:12 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' embattled Supreme Court chief justice urged Filipinos on Wednesday to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights, in an indirect criticism of the country's volatile leader, who has long called for her removal. Chief Justice Maria...
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Supporters of Philippine Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno use a mock hammer on a giant snake during a rally outside the House of Representatives in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A spokesman for the chief justice on the Philippine Supreme Court recently said she expects to be impeached by the House of Representatives in March, 2018 and will go on indefinite leave to prepare for the trial. Sereno is confident of being cleared of any wrongdoing during the impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
March 07, 2018 - 2:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' embattled Supreme Court chief justice has called on Filipinos to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights in an indirect criticism of the country's volatile leader, who has long wanted her removed. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says Idaho can't bar transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. In a ruling issued Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale said the rules by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare violated the Equal Protection Clause of the...
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March 06, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on deliberations at the trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A jury that hit a wall in deliberations at the bribery trial of a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting a day off. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni cited a...
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March 06, 2018 - 7:57 am
MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's parliament will vote next week on whether to elect a jailed separatist leader as the region's new president, as part of an ongoing effort to gain independence from Spain. Parliamentary speaker Roger Torrent on Tuesday convened the plenary session in Barcelona for March 12...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. A federal judge in San Francisco will not immediately require the Trump administration to award California a law enforcement grant that the administration has held over concerns the state does not comply with immigration law. U.S. District Judge William Orrick on Monday, March 5, 2018, rejected the state's request for a preliminary injunction to turn over the money. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
March 05, 2018 - 10:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will not immediately have to award California a grant being withheld over concerns the state is a sanctuary for people in the country illegally, a federal judge said Monday. The amount of money at issue — $1 million — was relatively small and was at...
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Wearing "butterfly wings," supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program hold a tarp with an image of President Donald Trump as they march in support of DACA, Monday, March 5, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 05, 2018 - 6:41 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals. That removed some of the urgency of a hard deadline, but advocates weren't letting...
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