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Trump Administration Seeks DACA Immigration Ruling Soon

The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration’s decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on President Barack Obama’s ...

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Dreamers in Limbo Look to Midterm Election

Remember the 700,000 recipients of DACA, the President Obama-era program, that enabled them to live and work legally in the U.S. even though they were undocumented immigrants? In Nevada, where Latinos hold considerable sway in a tight 2018 race for the U.S. Senate, some dreamers are counting on the election to change things. But others aren't ...

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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Literary Group Sues Trump, Alleges Free Speech Stifling

In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user ...

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Russian Orthodox Church severs links with Constantinople

The Russian Orthodox Church rejects the recognition of the Ukrainian branch's independence.

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Blind Athlete Achieves Dream: Hiking Grand Canyon

Blind Paralympic cyclist Shawn Cheshire, 43, recently faced her biggest challenge — a rim-to-rim hike through the Grand Canyon. Cheshire crossed 68 ...

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Estée Lauder seeks to oust skincare brand Deciem's founder

The legal move comes after Brandon Truaxe announced online he would close the company's storefronts.

UK court lifts anonymity for woman in unexplained wealth case

A woman whose husband is a jailed state banker in Azerbaijan has lost a court fight to avoid being named as she seeks to explain how she paid for two properties worth £22 million ($29 million) in total, Britain's Press Association reported Wednesday.

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Turkey seeks details on Saudi movements amid probe of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

Saudi authorities said they were “open to cooperation” and would allow an examination of the consulate grounds where Khashoggi was last seen publicly on Oct. 2.

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Trump Seeks Dismissal of Stormy Daniels Hush Money Lawsuit

U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss adult film actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit challenging the validity of a ...

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US Urges UN Court to Toss out Iranian Case on Frozen Assets

The U.S. on Monday urged the United Nations' highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen ...

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Pompeo Seeks Allied Unity in Dealing With N. Korea

America's top diplomat left Tokyo for Pyongyang on Sunday after pledging that the U.S. would coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. On the eve of his fourth visit to North ...

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Cameroon's 'absentee president' seeks seventh term

Armed rebels have vowed to enforce a boycott of the 7 October election in parts of the country.

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Maine Candidates Aim for Civility After Outgoing Firebrand Governor

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular" are promising a more ...

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California Man Sues Vatican for Names of Abusers Worldwide

A California man who says he was sexually abused by a priest over decades ago is suing the Vatican, seeking the release of the names of all offenders within the church worldwide. Manny Vega, a 52-year-old former police officer and Marine, said ...

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US Vice President: China 'Meddling in America's Democracy'

The United States is making its most pointed allegations yet that China is targeting the American political system, claiming it is an attempt to ...

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Melania Trump in Malawi, Next Stop on Goodwill Africa Tour

U.S. first lady Melania Trump visited Malawi Thursday on the second leg of her four-nation tour of Africa.   Trump landed in the capital, Lilongwe, ...

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Red Dragons and Tigers - Cameroon's Anglophone rebels

Who are the rebel groups which have taken up arms to fight for independence for English-speaking parts of Cameroon?

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Nooses Found in California Immigration Detention Center

Federal inspectors found nooses made from bedsheets hanging in more than a dozen cells at an immigration detention facility in Southern California, according to a government report. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General issued a scathing report after visiting the privately-run detention facility in the city of ...

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US Seeks Pakistan’s Help With Afghanistan to Improve Ties

Both the United States and Pakistan say they want to improve their relationship, but the war in Afghanistan remains a major obstacle. The U.S. State Department made clear that the foundation for a strong partnership between the United States and Pakistan is a partnership for peace and stability in Afghanistan. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy ...

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Syrian Hassan al-Kontar removed from Malaysia airport after months

Hassan al-Kontar was trying to avoid the war in Syria but found himself stuck in legal limbo in Malaysia.

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Catalan protests: Rallies mark one year since independence vote

Pro-independence protesters block major roads across Catalonia and a high-speed railway line.

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A Year After Catalonia Secession Vote, New Unrest and Still No Resolution

Protests in the Spanish region showed how raw tensions over separatism, and the disputed independence referendum, remain.

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Protesters throw paint at police in Barcelona

Several people were injured as those for and against Catalan independence clashed in the city.

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Trump seeks UN backing for Iran nuclear sanctions

The US president warns that anyone who fails to comply will "face severe consequences".

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Trilobites: The Elephant Bird Regains Its Title as the Largest Bird That Ever Lived

A study seeks to restore the elephant bird’s heavyweight title, finding one member of a previously unidentified genus of the birds could have weighed more than 1,700 pounds.

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US Troubled by Official Ban on Hong Kong's Pro-Independence Party

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday on Twitter it is concerned about Hong Kong's ban on a political party that advocates for independence from China, adding that it violates core Democratic values. Hong Kong has banned the Hong Kong National ...

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