Jury chosen for Navy SEAL's war crimes trial, opening arguments on Tuesday

Opening arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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18.Jun.2019


California man suspected of threatening synagogue free on bond

California police have arrested a man suspected of making online threats to shoot up a Jewish temple, saying he had a fascination with Adolf Hitler and planned to emulate a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and a similar one near San Diego.

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18.Jun.2019


New York latest state to approve driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants to the United States will be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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17.Jun.2019


Trump ex-aide Manafort moved to Manhattan, arraignment seen near: source

Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was transferred to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with the matter said.

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17.Jun.2019


U.S. court voids $65 million settlement tied to Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme

A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a settlement requiring insurers to pay $65 million to a court-appointed receiver for companies once run by Allen Stanford, the Texas financier serving a 110-year prison term for running a large Ponzi scheme.

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17.Jun.2019


Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents

Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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17.Jun.2019


Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

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17.Jun.2019


Navy SEAL's trial for war crimes begins in San Diego

Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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17.Jun.2019


Phoenix mayor apologizes after police pull gun on parents of alleged child shoplifter

The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old child over allegations she shoplifted a doll.

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17.Jun.2019


Alleged New York sex cult leader's 'out there' lifestyle not a crime: lawyer

The New York man who started a secret society in which female "slaves" were branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him may have led an unconventional life, but he did not break the law, his lawyer told jurors on Monday.

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17.Jun.2019


Cisco Systems wins $724 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Cisco Systems Inc has been awarded a U.S. defense contract with a ceiling of $724 million for Cisco Smart Net Total Care Joint Enterprise License Agreement II, the Pentagon said on Monday.

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17.Jun.2019


U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against wedding cake bakers who rebuffed lesbians

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case pitting gay rights against religious rights.

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17.Jun.2019


Virginia ban on uranium mining upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trump's administration to the 1982 moratorium.

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17.Jun.2019


Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor's acceptance over racial slurs

Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer to a survivor of the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school over his past use of racial slurs in an online document posted on Twitter, the student said on Monday.

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17.Jun.2019


Virginia Republicans lose in U.S. Supreme Court racial gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of black voters in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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17.Jun.2019


Stonewall uprising veterans still astounded 50 years after making history

Time has claimed many of the street fighters who rebelled against the police raid of a New York City gay bar 50 years ago, in what has become known as the Stonewall uprising. Those who remain are still a little astounded at what they did.

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17.Jun.2019


U.S. pedestrian, bicyclist deaths rise in 2018: report

U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 while overall traffic deaths fell 1% in 2018 to 36,750, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a preliminary report Monday.

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17.Jun.2019


U.S. Supreme Court declines to expand 'double jeopardy' protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to limit the ability of federal and state prosecutors to separately charge people for the same underlying crime, a decision with major implications for people like Paul Manafort convicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and facing state charges as well.

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17.Jun.2019


Teens stand in cage outside U.N. building to protest U.S. immigration policy

Teenagers stood inside a metal cage outside U.N. headquarters in Geneva on Monday to punctuate a protest by American and Mexican activists demanding that migrant children in U.S. custody be reunited with parents seeking asylum.

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17.Jun.2019


Puerto Rico oversight board enters agreement to address debt claims

Puerto Rico’s federally created financial oversight board said on Sunday it has entered into an agreement with bondholders to provide "a framework for a plan of adjustment" to address $35 billion of claims against the bankrupt U.S. territory.

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16.Jun.2019