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North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 6 years hard labor

North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 6 years hard labor

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 14 (UPI) --North Korean Supreme Court sentences American Matthew Miller to six years hard labor for "hostile acts."
Danielle Haynes
Philippines' old maps counter Chinese territorial claims

Philippines' old maps counter Chinese territorial claims

MANILA, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Territorial claims in the South China Sea by the Philippines and China received a new perspective in an exhibit of ancient maps in Manila, Philippines.
Ed Adamczyk
Arkansas judge suspended for leaking details of Charlize Theron's adoption

Arkansas judge suspended for leaking details of Charlize Theron's adoption

CONWAY, Ark., Sept. 12 (UPI) --A state judge who admitted to revealing information regarding the adoption of Charlize Theron's son Jackson in 2012 has been removed from office.
Veronica Linares
McDaniel not giving up on election challenge to Cochran

McDaniel not giving up on election challenge to Cochran

GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 5 (UPI) --Chris McDaniel will appeal the dismissal of his lawsuit challenging the results of the Mississippi Republican primary runoff in June.
Gabrielle Levy
Nebraska to hear Keystone XL argument

Nebraska to hear Keystone XL argument

BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 5 (UPI) --The Nebraska Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday over whether the state's governor had authority to approve the route for Keystone XL.
Daniel J. Graeber
Appeals court: Indiana, Wisconsin must recognize gay marriage

Appeals court: Indiana, Wisconsin must recognize gay marriage

CHICAGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Advocates for same-sex marriage won another legal victory Thursday when a federal appeals court ruled bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are unconstitutional.
Frances Burns
Young Texas man gets life for killing 6-year-old neighbor

Young Texas man gets life for killing 6-year-old neighbor

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 4 (UPI) --An 18-year-old Texas man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after he admitted killing a 6-year-old girl who lived two doors away.
Frances Burns
Judge: Louisiana ban on gay marriage constitutional

Judge: Louisiana ban on gay marriage constitutional

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Same-sex marriage opponents chalked up their first legal victory in federal court in the past year Wednesday when a judge refused to overturn Louisiana's ban.
Frances Burns
Judge dashes Chris McDaniel's final hope to challenge Thad Cochran [UPDATED]

Judge dashes Chris McDaniel's final hope to challenge Thad Cochran [UPDATED]

GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 29 (UPI) --A Mississippi judge on Friday tossed out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit challenging the results of the runoff election in his bid to unseat Sen. Thad Cochran.
Gabrielle Levy
Dartmouth college murderer will get new sentence

Dartmouth college murderer will get new sentence

CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 29 (UPI) --A New Hampshire man who confessed to the 2001 murders of two professors will get a new sentence, the state's highest court ruled Friday.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) --A federal judge overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, saying that 50 years from now it will be seen as "an obvious pretext for discrimination."
Frances Burns
U.S. Supreme Court stays gay marriage in Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court stays gay marriage in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage remained in force after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a ruling that clerks must begin to issue marriage licenses.
Frances Burns
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --An Orange Country District Court has blocked Anna Nicole Smith's estate's last attempt to get $44 million from her ex-husband's son E. Pierce Marshall's estate.
Veronica Linares
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
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James Risen: Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

James Risen: Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) --James Risen, the reporter facing jail time for refusing to disclose a confidential source, slammed the Obama administration for prosecuting reporters.
Gabrielle Levy
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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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