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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after beginning sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reev Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the 13-year prison sentence on Monday, April 10, 2018, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the athlete. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal...
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In this Jan. 21, 2017 photo provided by Aileen Rizo, Rizo, along with her daughters Diana Acosta, 10, center, and Vivan Acosta, 6, right, attend the national Women's March in Fresno, Calif. Relying on women's previous salaries to determine their incomes at new jobs perpetuates longstanding disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, April 9, 2018, in a novel opinion that aims to address the "financial exploitation of working women." The unanimous ruling by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came in the case of a California school employee who learned over lunch with colleagues in 2012 that she made thousands less than her male counterparts. Aileen Rizo took a job as a math consultant in Fresno County in 2009 after working for several years in Arizona. (Aileen Rizo via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relying on a woman's previous salary to determine her pay for a new job perpetuates disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The unanimous ruling by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, walks down the steps of Supreme Court in Washington, following Gorsuch investiture, a ceremony to mark his ascension to the bench. Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago on April 10, 2017 . President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia has now heared more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, union fees, cellphone and data privacy and gambling on sports. He’s written his first Supreme Court opinions but also dealt with his first complaint as a member of the court’s cafeteria committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 08, 2018 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch became the Supreme Court's newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump's pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions and the privacy of certain cellphone records...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, walks down the steps of Supreme Court in Washington, following Gorsuch investiture, a ceremony to mark his ascension to the bench. Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago on April 10, 2017 . President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia has now heared more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, union fees, cellphone and data privacy and gambling on sports. He’s written his first Supreme Court opinions but also dealt with his first complaint as a member of the court’s cafeteria committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 08, 2018 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch (GOR'-suhch) became the Supreme Court's newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump's pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions and the privacy of certain...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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These undated arrest photos made available by the Shreveport Police Department show Corey Williams under arrest. Defense attorneys are urging the nation's highest court to throw out a case in which they claim Louisiana prosecutors withheld evidence that an intellectually disabled 16-year-old boy falsely confessed to killing a pizza deliveryman in 1998. (Shreveport Police Dept. via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A legal team has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its claim that Louisiana prosecutors withheld evidence for a murder trial that ended in a guilty verdict against an intellectually disabled teenager accused of killing a pizza deliveryman. Corey Williams was 16 years...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2013 file photo, craftsman Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn. A ruling released Friday, April 6, 2018, by a federal judge in Boston, dismissed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, stating that assault weapons are beyond the scope of the Second Amendment right to "bear arms." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 06, 2018 - 9:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on the weapons. U.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons...
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Supporters of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gather in front of the metal workers union headquarters in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Friday, April 6, 2018. Latin America's largest nation prepared for what would have been unimaginable just a few years ago: the arrest of former President da Silva, a once wildly popular leader whose administrations were credited with bringing millions out of poverty in one of the world's most unequal countries. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
April 06, 2018 - 5:18 pm
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the looming arrest of Brazil's ex-President "Lula" (all times local): 6 p.m. A defense attorney for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says that the former leader will not resist his arrest. Lawyer Jose Roberto Batochio told Folha de S...
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April 06, 2018 - 1:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, saying in a ruling released Friday that the weapons fall beyond the reach of the Second Amendment. U.S. District Judge William Young said assault weapons are military...
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Supporters of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with signs that read in Portuguese "No to prison for Lula," gather outside the Metallurgic Union headquarters after an arrest warrant for da Silva was issued, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The warrant came after the country’s top court denied da Silva's request to stay out of prison while he appealed a corruption conviction that he contends was simply a way to keep him off the ballot ahead of October's elections. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
April 06, 2018 - 10:41 am
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Latin America's largest nation prepared for what would have been unimaginable just a few years ago: the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a once wildly popular leader whose administrations were credited with bringing millions out of poverty...
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