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Paul files class action suit challenging NSA surveillance

Paul files class action suit challenging NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he filed suit in federal court in Washington Wednesday against the president and the National Security Agency's surveillance program.

India, Italy remain in standoff over trial of Italian marines

NEW DELHI, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Italy said it is headed for a clash with India over the likely prosecution of two Italian marines awaiting trial in New Delhi for the deaths of two fishermen.
Utah police arrest 13 after gay rights sit-in

Utah police arrest 13 after gay rights sit-in

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Utah police arrested 13 people Monday after they staged a sit-in in an effort to convince lawmakers to hear a bill outlawing discrimination against gay people.
Aileen Graef
Deciding how government prays

Deciding how government prays

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Nothing is closer to the hearts of people in the United States than local politics and prayer, usually Christian prayer. The U.S. Supreme Court may be about to rule on how closely the two can be combined.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Tribes gain power to prosecute non-American Indian abuse suspects

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Some tribal authorities can for the first time prosecute non-American Indians accused of domestic or dating violence on tribal lands, federal officials say.

DNA clears men of triple homicide in New York City 20 years ago

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A New York man was released Thursday, two decades after he was wrongly convicted of killing his mother, sister and another girl.

Venezuela businesses up in arms over moves to limit profits

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Venezuelan government moves to put a cap on business profits triggered more protests Thursday.

Tennessee schedules 10 executions in 2014 and 2015

NASHVILLE, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Tennessee has set execution dates for three inmates this year and seven in 2015, officials said.
Texas execution of woman carried out

Texas execution of woman carried out

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Texas carried out the execution of Suzanne Basso, who was convicted of murdering a man to claim him life insurance payout.
Gabrielle Levy

Missouri Supreme Court orders release of names of abusive priests

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of St. Louis said it will comply with a Missouri Supreme Court order to release the names of priests accused of sexually abusing minors.

Suzanne Basso executed in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The state of Texas Wednesday executed Suzanne Basso, making her the 14th woman put to death in the United States since a moratorium was lifted in 1976.
Suzanne Basso to be executed Wednesday in Texas

Suzanne Basso to be executed Wednesday in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Texas is preparing to execute Suzanne Basso, making her the 14th woman to be executed in the United States since capital punishment resumed in 1976.
Gabrielle Levy

Jurors hear recorded screams of victim at murder trial

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Jurors in a New York City murder trial heard the last words of a woman whose screams were captured on a voice mail message as she was choked to death.

Judge in Amanda Knox retrial being investigated

FLORENCE, Italy, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Italian judge who granted interviews after convicting Amanda Knox and her boyfriend of killing a British student is being investigated, a prosecutor said.

527 groups hauled in $133M in donations last year

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The 488 largest U.S. political action committees raised a combined $133 million last year to support various causes, tax filings show.
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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