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Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, right, talks at the National Press Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in Washington, with attorney Robert Amsterdam, left. Wine says he will return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf “the oppressed” after allegedly being tortured by security forces. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, appeared to get emotional in his first news conference since arriving in the U.S. for specialized care. (AP Photo/Tom Sampson)
September 06, 2018 - 1:31 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine said on Thursday he would return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf of "the oppressed" after allegedly being tortured by members of the presidential guard. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, became emotional in...
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September 06, 2018 - 11:15 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's leading astrophysicists is donating her $3 million purse from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics. Jocelyn Bell Burnell says the money will go to the Institute of Physics to fund graduate scholarships for people from under-represented groups —...
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September 06, 2018 - 11:11 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled Thursday that the court has jurisdiction to investigate widespread allegations that Myanmar forces have driven thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes. The decision opens up the possibility of crimes against...
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FILE- In this June 15, 2018 photo, winter wheat is harvested in a field farmed by Dalton and Carson North near McCracken, Kan. On Thursday, Aug. 6, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the second quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 06, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department on Thursday affirmed last month's report that U.S. productivity increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter. The government reported few revisions to the productivity figures released in August. The jump in productivity followed a tepid 0...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo Bernd Fabritius, head of the German association of expellees, speaks at a reception in Berlin. Fabritius criticized representatives of Romania's governing party for engaging in "a campaign of defamation" against the southeastern European country's German minority. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 7:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German lawmaker has accused representatives of Romania's governing party of engaging in "a campaign of defamation" against the country's German minority. Bernd Fabritius, who was born in Romania, said in a statement late Wednesday that the smears had recently reached "a new peak,"...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, he will not seek a third term in office at a press conference on the 5th floor at City Hall in Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 7:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The next mayor of Chicago will take over a city that is deeply divided by race and class, a decadeslong problem that critics say only grew more pronounced during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two terms in office. The question for voters now that Emanuel isn't seeking re-election: Who, if...
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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The court gave its ruling Thursday on a petition filed by five people who challenged the law, saying they are living in fear of being harassed and prosecuted by police. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
September 06, 2018 - 3:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights in the world's largest democracy. In a unanimous decision, five Supreme Court justices ruled that the law was a weapon...
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh gestures over a small U.S. Constitution and his notes while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 06, 2018 - 2:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Democrats' final questioner of the night engaged in a cryptic exchange with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about whether he has talked with anyone at a law firm...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, is pictured during an interview an in Oklahoma City. Nevada authorities are investigating sexual assault allegations against Hof, a flamboyant legal pimp who is running for the state Legislature. The Nevada Department of Public Safety confirmed the investigation into Hof Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The department said in a statement that the investigation was based on a request by a sheriff in northern Nevada's Carson City, where Hof owns several legal brothels. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
September 06, 2018 - 12:48 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada authorities confirmed Wednesday that they're investigating allegations of sexual assault against a legal pimp and state legislative candidate. The Nevada Department of Public Safety said it was investigating Dennis Hof because of a request from the sheriff's office in...
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, arrives before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, for the second day of his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 05, 2018 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressured by Democrats with Donald Trump on their minds, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh rejected repeated requests at Wednesday's Senate confirmation hearing to reveal his views about a president pardoning himself or being forced to testify in a criminal case. For a second...
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