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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.

WSJ: Christie ally prepped official before bridge testimony

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A lawyer tied to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepped an official who lied George Washington Bridge lane closures were for a traffic study, an official said.

Bronx Zoo sued after child swallows souvenir penny from exhibit

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- New Jersey parents said they have sued the Bronx (N.Y.) Zoo after their 3-year-old son swallowed a souvenir penny from the dinosaur exhibit.
Hobbling the NSA

Hobbling the NSA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency -- pummeled by political attacks, legal challenges, calls for reform and a highly critical review board report demanding an end to its massive surveillance program -- still must pursue its counter-terror campaign, especially in the run-up to the Super Bowl at home and the Sochi Games abroad.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

President Obama said he's willing to work with Congress but won't be hesitant to go it alone to advance his 2014 agenda, telling recalcitrant lawmakers he won't be twiddling his thumbs if they dawdle or fail to act for whatever reason.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Little Sisters jab, still no KO

Little Sisters jab, still no KO

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court order late last month protecting the Little Sisters of the Poor from the immediate effects of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate is being hailed as a triumph for the religious order. But the outcome may leave the average person wondering what has been gained.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
By United Press International
Page 24 of 57
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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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