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Former governors, military leaders to be probed for role in massacre

BOGOTA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Prosecutor said they have asked the Colombian Supreme Court to investigate the involvement of governors and leaders in the 1998 Cano Jabon massacre.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
By United Press International
Law doesn't bar class action suits not involving covered securities

Law doesn't bar class action suits not involving covered securities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday a federal securities law doesn't bar state class action suits if they don't involve securities covered in the law.

High court gives military wider right to enforce protest rules

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday the commander of a U.S. Air Force base in California can set the rules for an outside protest area.
Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend alters message about Kercher killing

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend alters message about Kercher killing

ROME, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The lawyer for Raffaele Sollecito, boyfriend of U.S. student Amanda Knox when her roommate was killed in Italy, says his case should be considered separately.

Man executed in Missouri for 1989 rape and murder of high school girl

BONNE TERRE, Mo., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A man who admitted the 1989 rape and murder of a high school student was put to death early Wednesday in Missouri.
Black pastors coalition wants Holder impeached over gay marriage issue

Black pastors coalition wants Holder impeached over gay marriage issue

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A group of African-American pastors called Tuesday for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's impeachment for favoring gay marriage laws.

Nuns seek exemption from contraception requirement of health care law

CATONSVILLE, Md., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A religious order of nuns in Maryland says it has filed an appeal of a provision of the federal health care law that requires coverage for birth control.
Georgia man who texted photo of his tattooed genitals wins appeal on Monday

Georgia man who texted photo of his tattooed genitals wins appeal on Monday

CHEROKEE COUNTY , Ga., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Charles Leo Warren won his appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court after reportedly texting a woman a photo of his tattooed penis.
Evan Bleier

India Constitution judge panel to look into legalizing euthanasia

NEW DELHI, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- India's Supreme Court Tuesday asked a five-judge Constitution panel to decide if euthanasia can be permitted for the terminally ill.

Texas constable runs again after corruption conviction

DALLAS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A Texas constable who was removed from office after a felony corruption conviction is running to get his job back, party officials said.

Slavery supporter, restaurant owner dies

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Maurice Bessinger, the South Carolina restaurateur who lost a landmark civil rights suit seeking to deny blacks service, has died, his family said. He was 83.

High court rejects NRA challenges to gun law age limits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday rejected two National Rifle Association challenges to laws that ban gun permits to people under 21.
Supreme Court hears arguments on carbon emission limits

Supreme Court hears arguments on carbon emission limits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Today U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today about whether the Clean Air Act's carbon pollution limits are constitutional.
Brooks Hays

Wedding marks historic first for Scientology chapel in London

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- In what they called a victory against religious injustice, a British couple have become the first to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel in England.
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