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FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, actress Rebel Wilson struts across the stage as she is introduced to speak at College Signing Day, an event honoring Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military at Temple University in Philadelphia. Wilson has applied to Australia's highest court to increase the comic actress's payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old best known for parts in the "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids" movies was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 12, 2018 - 2:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia's highest court to increase the comic actress's payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids" movies, was awarded in September an Australian...
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Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 12:58 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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CORRECTS SON'S AGE TO 4, NOT 3 - Roger Ardino 24, gives his son Roger Ardino Jr., 4, a kiss on the cheek shortly after speaking to reporters at a news conference at the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Ardino and Pablo Ortiz, 28, and his son Andres spoke to the media about their experiences while being detained and separated for several months from their sons. Tuesday night three fathers were reunited with their children but only two spoke this morning after the third, a father and daughter had already left El Paso early Wednesday morning. (Ruben R. Ramirez/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 7:48 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigrant parents who reveled after joyful reunions with their young children spoke Wednesday of the traumatic impact of being separated from their sons and daughters for months after they were taken from them at the U.S. border. The administration has been scrambling to reunify...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, serves macaroni and cheese to the homeless as he volunteers with Catholic Charities, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 11, 2018 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless. The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood outside...
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July 11, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's district attorney said Wednesday that he will not support renewing a contract allowing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to Philadelphia's real-time arrest database. The district attorney's statement comes as advocates have peppered Philadelphia...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, have asked a judge to relocate a criminal trial starting later this month because of pretrial publicity, his lawyers said in court papers Friday, July 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 11, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a "VIP" while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday as they argued against postponing his financial crimes trial. Defense lawyers...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:24 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man faces resentencing next month in the 2003 murder of his uncle after a judge said the shooting did not meet the definition of a violent crime. Quinton Birdinground Jr., 38, is scheduled to appear Aug. 23 before U.S. District Judge Susan Watters in Billings...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, meets with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 11, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative appellate court judge and President Donald Trump's...
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July 11, 2018 - 11:36 am
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's highest court has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant Chevron for decades of rainforest damage that harmed indigenous people. Plaintiffs celebrated the constitutional court's decision announced Tuesday night by saying it leaves no doubt about their right...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 11, 2018 - 1:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past writings that a president should not be distracted by lawsuits and investigations could become a flashpoint in what's already shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle. With special counsel Robert Mueller investigating whether...
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