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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, migrants line up in Matamoros, Mexico, for a meal donated by volunteers from the U.S., at the foot of the Puerta Mexico bridge that crosses to Brownsville, Texas. A federal appeals court has put on hold a ruling that blocked a Trump administration policy that would prevent migrants from seeking asylum along the entire southwest border. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 that put the ruling by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar on hold for now. That means the administration's asylum policy is blocked in the border states of California and Arizona but not in New Mexico and Texas. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel. File)
September 12, 2019 - 10:14 am
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans was denounced by immigration advocates as a "death sentence" for the many migrants trying to escape poverty and violence in their homelands...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announces a federal lawsuit against several cancer charities in Knoxville, Tenn. A federal judge on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1 while a challenge of the law proceeds. Hargett has argued adding penalties bolsters election security. His office didn't immediately comment on the ruling. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 10:07 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won't likely outweigh its potential harm. The ruling, for now, sets aside a law that goes beyond other states by fining...
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September 12, 2019 - 5:40 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says that Mexico's government doesn't agree with a U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders. Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico has a different...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday, Sept. 11, temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 11, 2019 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demand for answers escalated as federal officials promised Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, to conduct a sweeping investigation into suspicious deaths at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 11, 2019 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government may be required to pay billions of dollars in emergency care claims to veterans after a federal court ruled this week that the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly denied reimbursements for such care received at non-VA facilities. The ruling by the U.S. Court...
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September 11, 2019 - 2:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out $8 million in punitive damages against the daughter-in-law of author John Steinbeck in her long-running copyright spat with the late author's stepdaughter. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a $5 million verdict...
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September 11, 2019 - 1:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. The Pittsburgh-based company was also sentenced to 13 months of probation. The tuna giant had...
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White House lawyer Steven Menashi, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Menashi's guarded responses were frustrating at times to both Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary panel. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 11, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer nominated to be a federal appeals court judge declined to answer questions Wednesday from senators about his work in the Trump White House and Education Department. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, has been nominated by President Donald Trump...
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Protesters hold esteladas or independence flags as they take part in a demonstration during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia are gathering in Barcelona on the region's main holiday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case against 12 leaders of the separatist movement. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 11, 2019 - 9:42 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region's main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case against 12 leaders of the separatist movement. Supporters of Catalan secession...
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September 11, 2019 - 3:05 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's highest court was scheduled on Wednesday to consider an appeal by Wikipedia aiming to reverse the Turkish government's more than two-year ban on the online encyclopedia. Turkey blocked Wikipedia in April 2017, accusing it of being part of a "smear campaign" against...
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