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February 19, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls...
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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, left, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the Wednesday resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings / Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa's president with a message of clean government and inclusiveness on Thursday, stirring the hopes of many South Africans that he can reverse a corrosive period of decline and division under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa, a...
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February 15, 2018 - 1:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is "unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam," a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, delivering another blow to the policy. In a 9-4 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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FILE - This is a June 23, 1995 file photo, former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell as he appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla. Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was on Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 found guilty of seven more charges of sexual abuse on young players. Barry Bennell, who has previously received three jail sentences for offenses against children, was found guilty by an 11-person jury at Liverpool Crown Court in northern England. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Barry Bennell shook his head and muttered to himself as the final guilty verdicts were read out, seemingly unrepentant until the end. In a harrowing court case lasting nearly five weeks, the former soccer coach had forced a group of men to detail the sexual abuse they...
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February 15, 2018 - 11:42 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as...
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Supporters for president elect Cyril Ramaphosa, portrait on cloth, sing and dance outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018. Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
February 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition (all times local): 5 p.m. South African authorities say they are seeking to arrest a key member of a business family accused of using its links to former president Jacob Zuma to secure state contracts. Police tell local media...
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Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. U.S. District Judge David O...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016, file photo, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, center, is led into court in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey, is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, by a federal judge in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 13, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A victim of a New York City bombing that injured 30 people confronted the bomber in court after he was sentenced to life in prison...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The federal government says it doesn't have to release documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, made a second and far more detailed request asking a federal judge in Idaho to dismiss an environmental law firm's lawsuit seeking 12 documents withheld from a Freedom of Information Act request.(Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 6:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government says it does not have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments because they are protected presidential communications. The Department of Justice made a more detailed request of a federal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016, file photo, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, center, is led into court in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey, is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, by a federal judge in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A victim of a New York City bombing that injured 30 people confronted the bomber in court after he was sentenced to life in prison...
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