Manafort’s defense rests after calling no witnesses

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision by Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin...
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In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life. Two proposed anti-LGBT laws are pending in...
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Superintendent accused in feces on track to receive $100,000

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school superintendent who resigned after he was accused of repeatedly defecating on another high school’s track is receiving more than $100,000 from his school district. A separation agreement between Kenilworth Public Schools and...
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ACLU: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights group says federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation “trap” at their required interviews. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says in a legal...
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ACLU: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights group says federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation “trap” at their required interviews. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says in a legal...
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Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

LONDON (AP) — London’s famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream . The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum said...
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Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday using a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl, which is at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis. Carey Dean Moore, 60, is scheduled to be...
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Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday using a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl, which is at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis. Carey Dean Moore, 60, is scheduled to be...
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Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities say they are raiding the headquarters of the Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference as part of a widespread investigation into clerical sex abuse in the South American country. Prosecutors say the surprise raids on Tuesday...
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Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo. The video shows the man crossing a railing last week and sneaking up on two hippos, Rosie and Mara. He smacks Rosie on the rear and her mother lifts her...
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