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  • Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher

    Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher

    National News 11/28/2021

    The only person convicted in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher was freed Tuesday after serving most of his 16-year prison sentence, his lawyer said. Attorney Fabrizio Ballarini said Rudy Guede’s planned Jan. 4 release had been...

  • New Mexico Supreme court mediates clash on pandemic aid

    New Mexico Supreme court mediates clash on pandemic aid

    National News 11/20/2021

    New Mexico’s Supreme Court is considering whether state legislators should have a greater say in the spending more than $1 billion in federal pandemic aid. Arguments in the case were scheduled for Wednesday morning at the five-seat high court. ...

  • Washington seeks over $38 billion from opioid distributors

    Washington seeks over $38 billion from opioid distributors

    National News 11/16/2021

    After rejecting a half-billion-dollar settlement, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday took the state’s case against the nation’s three biggest drug distributors to trial, saying they must be held accountable for their role ...

  • Trials delayed for mother, son in Mississippi fraud cases

    Trials delayed for mother, son in Mississippi fraud cases

    National News 11/13/2021

    Judges have delayed the state and federal trials of a mother and son charged in one of Mississippi’s largest public corruption cases. State Auditor Shad White has said Nancy New and Zachary New were responsible for misspending millions of dolla...

  • International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    National News 11/09/2021

    The International Criminal Court is opening a formal investigation into allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings committed by Venezuelan security forces under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, the first time a country in Latin Am...

  • Palestinians reject offer to delay their Jerusalem eviction

    Palestinians reject offer to delay their Jerusalem eviction

    National News 11/05/2021

    Palestinian families on Tuesday rejected an offer that would have delayed their eviction by Jewish settlers in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood, where protests and clashes helped ignite the 11-day Gaza war in May. The four families in the Sheikh Jarrah...

  • Video: Officer shoots Illinois inmate after struggle for gun

    Video: Officer shoots Illinois inmate after struggle for gun

    National News 11/01/2021

    Illinois State Police have released video footage showing a tense scene involving an inmate’s attack on a correctional officer at a courthouse and another officer firing his weapon at the inmate and injuring him. Authorities said 55-year-old Fr...

  • Cambodia amends charter to bar dual citizens from top office

    Cambodia amends charter to bar dual citizens from top office

    National News 10/25/2021

    Lawmakers in Cambodia on Monday approved an amendment to the constitution barring Cambodians with dual citizenship from holding high government office, a move initiated by Prime Minister Hun Sen and directed at prominent opposition politicians. The g...

  • UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    Headline Legal News 10/19/2021

    A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group’s argument that affirmative action disadvantages white an...

  • Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

    Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

    National News 10/12/2021

    An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively calendared the S...

  • US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    National News 10/08/2021

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by two state police officers accused of failing to protect a woman from a man who went on a deadly rampage, allowing a civil lawsuit to proceed. Troopers were accused of failing to do enough when Brit...

  • Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

    Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

    National News 10/04/2021

    Attorneys in one of three lawsuits brought against Ohio’s newly drawn maps of legislative districts asked the state’s high court Monday to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes. Lawyers for voters represented by the Nation...