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FILE - In this Nov. 2009 file photo, President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in the East Room of the White House. President Donald Trump said he is thinking "very seriously" about pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though the Supreme Court vacated the boxing champion's conviction in 1971. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 08, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. It's one of "thousands" of cases the president's team is...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and...
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June 08, 2018 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will hold off for now on a plan to return to Syria an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants. His attorneys have called that a "death warrant" and asked a judge to block the move. At a hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Tanya...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Wayne Jenkins. Jenkins, the former leader of the department's disbanded Gun Trace Task Force who pleaded guilty in a corruption case in January, is scheduled to appear at a sentencing hearing Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)
June 07, 2018 - 7:34 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment Thursday to 37-year-old former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne...
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June 07, 2018 - 7:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery, a state court judge ruled Thursday, declaring a policy denying their care violates the Iowa Constitution and its civil rights law. Carol Ann Beal of northwest Iowa and EerieAnna Good of...
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This undated photo provided by Alliance Defending Freedom shows Breanna Koski, left, and Joanna Duka in Phoenix. An Arizona appeals court on Thursday, June 7, 2018, upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses like the women's wedding invitation business to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion. The court said if Duka and Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, "want to operate their for-profit business as a public accommodation, they cannot discriminate against potential patrons based on sexual orientation." (Alliance Defending Freedom via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion. The ruling comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding...
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, listens as Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference about a lawsuit filed on behalf of nearly 200 Members of Congress seeking 'to hold President Donald Trump accountable to the U.S. Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause,' Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Washington. Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 07, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge appeared to sympathize with the nearly 200 congressional Democrats suing President Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first presenting them to Congress and gaining their consent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet...
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In this video frame grab Isauro Aguirre, left sits and listens to his sentence on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Palmdale, Calif. Pearl Fernandez has been sentenced to life in prison and her boyfriend Aguirre, was sentenced to death in the killing of Fernandez's son an 8-year-old boy who prosecutors say was punished because the couple believed he was gay. (KTLA via AP, Pool)
June 07, 2018 - 3:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge sentenced a California mother to life in prison Thursday and gave her boyfriend the death penalty in the "beyond animalistic" killing of the woman's 8-year-old son, who prosecutors say was punished because the couple believed he was gay. Los Angeles County Superior Court...
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June 07, 2018 - 12:57 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge allowed a lawsuit challenging U.S. immigration authorities for separating parents from their children to go forward on Wednesday but said he would decide later whether or not to order a nationwide halt. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said the lawsuit involving a 7-year-old...
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President Donald Trump speaks at an iftar dinner, which breaks a daylong fast, celebrating Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in the State Dining Room of the White House Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 06, 2018 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wishing Muslims around the world a "Ramadan Mubarak" — a blessed holiday — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted his first White House dinner for Islam's holy month of Ramadan, an overture that surprised many in the Muslim community after he skipped hosting such a meal last...
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