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London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday he was "deeply dismayed" by delays in the Maldivian presidential election.

High court refuses Duke lacrosse players case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to revive a suit by falsely accused Duke lacrosse players against Durham, N.C.

High court rejects 2nd Okla. abortion law case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday refused to step in and save an Oklahoma law requiring women look at fetus ultrasounds before getting an abortion.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Jimmy Carter cites inconsistency in call for death penalty moratorium

Jimmy Carter cites inconsistency in call for death penalty moratorium

PLAINS, Ga., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for a moratorium on the death penalty, saying its uneven use is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

Second round of Maldivian voting delayed

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Maldivians waited a long time to vote in weekend presidential elections and shouldn't have to endure delays with a second round of voting, the U.N. chief said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Voter ID laws challenged in state, federal court as discriminatory

The controversial voter identification law in Texas apparently didn't trip up many folks during last week's elections in the Lone Star state -- which doesn't count for a thing when the 2014 elections come around, one county clerk says.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
By United Press International
'Amazon tax' headed for the justices?

'Amazon tax' headed for the justices?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Will the U.S. Supreme Court, with its big legal feet. step into the debate over whether states may collect taxes on out-of-state Internet sales -- popularly known as the "Amazon tax" -- now that two lower courts have reached different conclusions?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Maldives Supreme Court delays presidential run-off

MALE, Maldives, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Maldivians' third attempt to elect a president is on hold after no candidate won a majority Saturday and the Supreme Court postponed Sunday's run-off.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Psychiatrist said dad 'unfit' for refusing to take son to McDonald's

Psychiatrist said dad 'unfit' for refusing to take son to McDonald's

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A defamation lawsuit in New York alleges a court-appointed psychiatrist told a judge a man who refused to take his son to McDonald's was an unfit parent.
School bus driver fired for leading children in prayer

School bus driver fired for leading children in prayer

BURNSVILLE, Minn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A bus driver for a Minneapolis-area school district who is also a Christian pastor says his rights were violated when he was fired for praying with students.

Lawyers launch appeal for release of Pussy Riot member

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the imprisoned members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, said they launched an appeal for her release.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
By United Press International

No victim DNA on knife believed to have killed Meredith Kercher

FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The retrial of Amanda Knox and former lover Raffaele Sollecito adjourned Wednesday after DNA evidence casting doubt on the prosecution case was presented.
Supreme Court hears argument on prayer at government meetings

Supreme Court hears argument on prayer at government meetings

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday on the constitutionality of opening government meetings with prayer, but the justices seemed unsure how to rule.

Court to weigh recess appointments in January

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument Jan. 13 on presidential appointment power during Senate recesses, the court's docket showed Wednesday.

Alleged CIA leaker opposes reporter's request for stay in court ruling

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A former CIA employee says he doesn't want to wait on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a reporter's privilege to be tried on charges of leaking national secrets.

Texas Supreme Court hears argument in gay divorce cases

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Texas Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday in the cases of two gay couples who want to be divorced in the state where same-sex marriages are not allowed.

Court to consider if international treaties can apply to love spats

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A case that officials say began with infidelity and turned into a violation of a chemical weapons treaty will be heard this week by the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. Supreme Court restores sentence in vodka killing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously restored the prison sentence of a Michigan resident convicted of helping to kill a wealthy uncle.
Vote on Berlusconi ejection from Italian Senate set

Vote on Berlusconi ejection from Italian Senate set

ROME, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A vote on stripping ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of his parliamentary seat after his tax fraud conviction will be Nov. 27, party officials said.

Judge refuses to extradite 10 Chileans convicted of killing French

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Chile Supreme Court judge said she has rejected an extradition order for 10 Chileans convicted of killing four French citizens.
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