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Philadelphia beats U.S. appeal in sanctuary city case

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:21
A federal appeals court said on Friday the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia for its refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities seeking to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.
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California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump's emergency declaration

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:16
California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Police have 'potential suspects' in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:13
Two men being questioned in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago are potential suspects in the alleged crime, the city's police department said on Friday.
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Russia detains prominent U.S. investor on suspicion of fraud

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:12
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, denied allegations of fraud in a Moscow court on Friday but a judge ordered him to be detained for 72 hours, a move that could raise concerns among foreign investors.
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U.S. investigators probing years of WikiLeaks activities: sources

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:35
U.S. investigators pursuing a long-running criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange have dug into the website's activities going back years, people who have been in contact with witnesses in the case say.
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Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency; Democrats protest

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:27
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:22
Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army’s top leadership vowed Friday to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms, test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting Army base residents from dangerous homes.
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Russian court orders Baring Vostok founder to be held for 72 hours

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:20
A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody for 72 hours following his detention on suspicion of fraud, allegations that he denies.
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Portland, Oregon, police probe texts between officer and right-wing leader

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:08
Police in Portland, Oregon, are investigating messages between a police lieutenant and a leader of a right-wing group in which the officer appears to give tips on how to avoid arrest and the location of counter-protesters, authorities said.
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Trump says he'll declare emergency on U.S.-Mexico border

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:51
President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his promised border wall without approval from Congress.
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New York state eyes legal challenge to Trump's emergency declaration

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:51
New York's state attorney general on Friday threatened legal action against U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions in funds to build a wall along the country's border with Mexico.
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Russia's Sberbank CEO defends U.S. Baring Vostok founder

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:19
German Gref, the chief executive of Russia's biggest state lender Sberbank, said on Friday he hoped the criminal case against Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey would turn out to be a misunderstanding.
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U.S. founder of Baring Vostok denies wrongdoing in Russian court

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:19
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, denied allegations of fraud on Friday and told a Moscow court that accusations against him were the result of a commercial dispute between his fund and Vostochny Bank.
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:01
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at the court after missing oral arguments in January as she recovered from lung cancer surgery at home, a court official said on Friday.
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U.S. targeted 21 Savage for his rap lyrics, lawyer says

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:54
A lawyer for rap artist 21 Savage said on Friday the entertainer was in part detained by U.S. immigration officials because he is a celebrity who has been outspoken about family-separation security issues at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Russian court orders Baring Vostok executive Delpal be held in custody

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:10
A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok executive Phillipe Delpal, a French national, to be held in custody for one month and 30 days after he was detained on suspicion of embezzlement.
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Fleeing Honduras, family stakes its future on asylum in the U.S.

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:26
Seventeen-year old Carolina is putting on some snazzy shoes and make-up, talking excitedly to her friends on her phone, getting ready to go out for a party.
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Russia's RDIF chief offers to vouch for detained U.S. Baring Vostok founder

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:07
The head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund offered on Friday to personally vouch for Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok private equity group who has been detained with several others and accused of embezzlement.
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Russian prosecutors accuse U.S. founder of Baring Vostok of embezzlement

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:51
Russian prosecutors in court on Friday accused the U.S. founder of Baring Vostok private equity group and other detainees of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles ($37.5 million).
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Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting bill

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:04
President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress.
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