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Ousted Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, center, waves to hundreds of supporters after addressing them following an en banc session by the highest court Friday, May 11, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country's authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 11, 2018 - 4:33 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country's authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy. Court spokesman Theodore...
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A protester waves a Philippine flag as they mass in front of the Philippine Supreme Court to rally for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno while the court votes on a petition to oust her in a move she calls unconstitutional Friday, May 11, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 11, 2018 - 1:07 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country's authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy. Court spokesman Theodore...
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May 10, 2018 - 10:27 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have massed in front of the Philippine Supreme Court to rally for the chief justice ahead of an expected vote by fellow justices on a petition to oust her in a move she calls unconstitutional. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a question during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 10, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political battle over President Donald Trump's judicial nominees escalated on Thursday when the Senate took the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators. The Senate voted...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a question during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 10, 2018 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political battle over President Donald Trump's judicial nominees escalated on Thursday when the Senate took the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators. The Senate voted...
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Mike Pack, of Akron, Ohio, speaks at a rally held by a coalition of groups seeking help in addressing the opioid crisis outside the federal courthouse in Cleveland on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The federal judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits filed by government entities collectively seeking billions of dollars to address the nation’s opioid crisis said Thursday he will continue to push for solutions to the problem while lawyers continue their settlement talks. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie)
May 10, 2018 - 2:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits filed by government entities collectively seeking billions of dollars to address the nation's opioid crisis said Thursday he will continue to push for solutions to the problem while lawyers continue their settlement talks. U.S...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a question during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 10, 2018 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate battle over President Donald Trump's judicial nominee for the nation's longest appellate court vacancy (all times local): 12: 30 p.m. The Senate has taken the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge...
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May 10, 2018 - 11:36 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge who hopes to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by government entities over the opioid crisis says he's resolved to take steps this year to address the problem in the midst of negotiations. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster held an hour-long open court session in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, immigration advocates hold a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and may create a legal clash that could speed the issue’s path to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 10, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and may create a...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a question during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 10, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are on the verge of filling the nation's longest appellate court vacancy and in the process softening a tool the GOP successfully employed to block several of President Barack Obama's nominees. The Senate gives lawmakers a chance to weigh in on a judicial...
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