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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
By United Press International

Virginia Supreme Court to hear Virginia Tech lawsuits

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Both the parents of two students killed in the Virginia Tech massacre and the school have appealed a decision awarding damages.
Obama: Black/white wealth gap has grown since 1963

Obama: Black/white wealth gap has grown since 1963

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said some blacks have had "unimaginable" success, but the wealth gap between blacks and whites has grown since the Civil Rights era.

U.S. envoy to visit N. Korea to secure release of Kenneth Bae

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea to negotiate the release of a U.S. national serving hard labor in the Communist country, the State Department said.

Pa. teenager gets 60 years in prison for killing girl

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh-area 16-year-old received a minimum sentence of 60 years in prison for the killing of a girl, 17, court documents said.

Teen to get new sentence for role in torture killing

GREENSBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania woman may have a life sentence reduced but her murder conviction will stand after torturing and killing a mentally disabled woman, lawyers said.

Appeals court: Asking for lawyer doesn't imply guilt

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Prosecutors may not use a suspect's request for a lawyer during police questioning as evidence of guilt, a U.S. appeals court in New York ruled.

Panel: Judge facing 45 misconduct charges should be suspended

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An Indiana judge facing 45 counts of alleged misconduct should be suspended with pay, the state's judicial qualifications commission has recommended.

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.
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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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