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High court overturns former VA governor's conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that makes it harder to prosecute elected officials accused of bribery. The justices ruled the jury received faulty … Continue reading

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The Latest: Clinton says abortion ruling victory for women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 10:35 a.m. Hillary Clinton says the Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down Texas’ regulation of abortion clinics is “a victory for women in Texas and across America.” … Continue reading

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Supreme Court strikes down restrictive Texas abortion law

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to abortion rights advocates, striking down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities that its critics contended were specifically designed to … Continue reading

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Justices to review ruling on NC congressional districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider North Carolina’s appeal of a court ruling that said state lawmakers relied too heavily on race in drawing congressional districts. The justices on Monday added the case to their calendar for the … Continue reading

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Poland wants second 'Brexit' referendum in UK: ruling party leader

Warsaw (AFP) – Poland would like to see Britain hold a second in-out referendum on EU membership, the leader of the country’s ruling party said Monday, warning however the bloc would have to “radically change” for Britons to want to … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: Supreme Court abortion ruling 'a victory for women'

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to speak at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana United States, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Bergin More WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday praised … Continue reading

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Supreme Court declines appeal request from ex-Detroit mayor

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a request by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to overturn his corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence. The court announced its decision not to review the case Monday. The Associated Press … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court hands major victory to abortion rights movement

Washington (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law placing a raft of restrictions on abortion clinics, handing a major victory to the “pro-choice” camp in the country’s most important abortion case in a generation. … Continue reading

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Brexit vote sparks surge in Irish passport applications

London (AFP) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has triggered a surge in applications for Irish passports, which would allow their holders to remain EU citizens, officials said Monday. A spokeswoman for the UK Post Office, which handles … Continue reading

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Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds: S. Africa treasury

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African President Jacob Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds used to upgrade his private residence with facilities including a chicken coop and swimming pool, the treasury said Monday. In March, the country’s highest court … Continue reading

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