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Rights coalition worried by United Arab Emirates

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A human rights coalition said Tuesday the sentencing of activists in the United Arab Emirates failed to meet international standards.

India's 'Coalgate' deepens

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A brewing scandal over missing government files related to coal mining blocs allocation is unsettling India's government.

Toddler's guardian says visits by adoptive parents should be suspended

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Visits between a Cherokee girl and her adoptive parents should be suspended until further hearings can be held, an attorney representing the child said.

Amanda Knox won't return to Italy for retrial in death of her roommate

SEATTLE, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A family spokesman said that Amanda Knox, who is living in Seattle, will not return to Italy for a retrial in the 2007 death of her British roommate.
In search of bin Laden death images

In search of bin Laden death images

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A Washington legal organization says it wants to break through the "blind deference" of the federal courts to the executive branch when it comes to withholding classified material, and has embarked on what may be a quixotic attempt to gain access to photographs showing the death and burial of Osama bin Laden.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

New York sues Trump, alleges fraud at Trump University

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a $40 million lawsuit alleging developer Donald Trump defrauded consumers through his "Trump University."
King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Voting rights were a main topic when tens of thousands gathered in Washington, nearly 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Birth control mandate headed for high court as GOP seeks to defund law

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Affordable Care Act mandate that a company's health insurance cover birth control may get tested by the Supreme Court as early as next term, officials say.

Justice Dept. files lawsuit against Texas over voter ID law

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas over the state's strict voter photo identification law.
Powell: Voter ID law punishes minorities, hurts Republicans

Powell: Voter ID law punishes minorities, hurts Republicans

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday new changes in North Carolina voting law punish minority voters and will hurt Republicans.

Soldier who advertised combat gear on eBay is acquitted by judge

MADRID, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Spanish judge acquitted a solider who put army equipment up for sale on eBay, ruling that without a buyer, he did not commit a crime, court officials said.
Bradley Manning eligible for parole in 7 years, lawyers says

Bradley Manning eligible for parole in 7 years, lawyers says

FORT MEADE, Md., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will be eligible for parole in seven years, despite being sentenced to 35 years, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Scalia, Alito sons at same law firm

Scalia, Alito sons at same law firm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The sons of two conservative Supreme Court justices are working at the Washington offices of litigation giant Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, The Hill reported.

N.M. county clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Dona Ana County, N.M., will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples who request them beginning Wednesday, County Clerk Lynn Ellins said.

Man gets life for killing woman, hiding body in trash can

MELBOURNE, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- An Australian man who has already served a prison term for killing one woman was given life with no parole Wednesday for killing another.
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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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