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FILE - In this April 16, 2007, file photo, Brendan Dassey appears in court at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he will not consider a pardon request from Dassey convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer." A letter released Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, says the request from Dassey filed in October does not meet the criteria for a pardon consideration because he has not completed his prison sentence and he is a required to register as a sex offender. (Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent, Pool, File)
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December 20, 2019 - 4:22 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he will not consider a pardon request from a man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The request from Brendan Dassey filed in October does not meet...
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Climate activists gather outside the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague, on Friday Dec. 20, 2019, ahead of a ruling in a landmark case in which the government was ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. The government appealed saying that the ruling effectively meant that courts were setting government policy. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
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December 20, 2019 - 11:22 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a ruling hailed as an “immense victory for climate justice,” the Netherlands' top court ruled Friday in favor of activists who have for years been seeking legal orders to force the Dutch government into cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Activists in a packed chamber...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2010, file photo, Alex Vavilov, right, and his older brother brother Tim leave a federal court after a bail hearing for their parents Donald Heathfield and Tracey Ann Foley, in Boston, Massachusetts. Canada's Supreme Court has ruled on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, that Alex Vavilov, the son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States, can keep his Canadian citizenship. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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December 19, 2019 - 6:22 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that he son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States can keep his Canadian citizenship. Alexander Vavilov was born in Toronto, which would typically qualify him for Canadian citizenship. But authorities...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo an aircraft type Airbus A320-214 of the airline Niki starts at the airport of Dusseldorf, Germany. Spill some piping hot coffee while flying high up in the and the EU's highest court says that the airline could well be liable. The court on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2091 gave its advice on an Austrian case where a girl seeks compensation after her father's coffee spilled over on to her during a flight. The insolvent Austrian airline Niki claimed that any such accident needs to be linked to the flying of the aircraft itself.  (Haute-Christian Dittrich/dpa via AP, file)
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December 19, 2019 - 12:16 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that an airline can be held liable if a passenger is burned by hot coffee even if turbulence or other flight-related factor didn't cause the spill. The European Court of Justice said such injuries don't have to be linked to issues...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. Airbnb’s Chief Operating Officer Belinda Johnson is stepping down from her post in order to achieve a better work-life balance. Johnson will join the San Francisco-based company’s board. CEO Brian Chesky said in a statement Friday, Nov. 22, 2018 that Johnson was the first executive he hired for Airbnb. She’s worked for the business since 2011.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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December 19, 2019 - 4:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court rejected Thursday a case brought by hotels arguing Airbnb should be subject to strict rules governing French estate agents. The case was submitted by a French court after a major association of hotels, including leading chains such as Best Western...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 file photo, People wait in line to enter the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to sit in overflow rooms to hear arguments in New Orleans. The “individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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December 18, 2019 - 9:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down “Obamacare’s” now-toothless requirement that Americans carry health insurance but sidestepped a ruling on the law’s overall constitutionality. The decision means the law remains in effect for now. The 2-1 ruling handed down by a...
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In this Nov. 18, 2019, photo, Sportsbook shift manager Stuart Norsell, right, assists a patron, left, in the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Legalized sports betting's rapid march across the U.S. could face some bigger tests in 2020. Less than two years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the door to sportsbooks outside Nevada, they have been legalized in states that are home to about one-third of the nation's population. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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December 18, 2019 - 3:19 pm
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino's sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month: Gamblers were cashing in their winnings from betting on the victorious New England Patriots the day before and placing new wagers for that night. “This...
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People take part in a street demonstration to show solidarity with judges facing increased political pressure from the country's right-wing government in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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December 18, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Protesters in Poland gathered in large numbers across the country on Wednesday evening to denounce legislation being pushed by the populist ruling party that would give the government the power to fire judges. The protesters voiced fears that the legislation, if passed, would...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to vote at the Capitol in Washington. U.S. Sen. Collins officially launched her bid for a reelection Wednesday, Dec. 18, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle for the seat the moderate Republican from Maine has held for nearly 24 years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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December 18, 2019 - 6:09 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins officially launched her bid for a reelection Wednesday, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle for the seat the moderate Republican from Maine has held for nearly 24 years. Collins made her formal announcement in an email to supporters,...
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Indians holds placards during a protest against a new citizenship law out side Gandhi Ashram in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Indian student protests that turned into violent clashes with police galvanized opposition nationwide on Tuesday to a new law that provides a path to citizenship for non-Muslim migrants who entered the country illegally from several neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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December 18, 2019 - 4:27 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed hearing pleas challenging the constitutionality of a new citizenship law that has sparked opposition and massive protests across the country. The court said it would consider the pleas on Jan. 22. Protests and widespread condemnation...
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