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Thai Police Say They Won’t Deport Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum

Thai Police Say They Won’t Deport Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA and AYA BATRAWY , Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand’s immigration police said Monday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will not be sent anywhere against her wishes.…

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High Court Won’t Take Case Of Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel

High Court Won’t Take Case Of Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel (SKAY’-kul). The high court on Monday declined a request from the state of Connecticut to hear the case. Skakel was convicted in 2002 after decades of investigations into the 1975 bludgeoning death of…

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DNC Chair Prepares for Tough Primary

DNC Chair Prepares for Tough Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history. The party has rebounded from its disastrous 2016 performance with key midterm victories , but now stares at a long and potentially divisive presidential primary fight that could include dozens of…

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Ex-Cuban Vice President, Bay of Pigs Commander, Dies At 95

Ex-Cuban Vice President, Bay of Pigs Commander, Dies At 95

BC-CB–Cuba-Obit-Jose Ramon Fernandez HAVANA (AP) — Jose Ramon Fernandez, a retired brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country’s new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, has died, state media reported. He was 95. Tall and spindly with the rigid posture of a military man, Fernandez in his final…

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Each Side Accusing Other Of Giving No Ground On Shutdown

Each Side Accusing Other Of Giving No Ground On Shutdown

By CATHERINE LUCEY and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A first round of talks between White House officials and congressional aides has made little progress toward ending the government shutdown, with each side accusing the other of giving no ground. More discussions were planned for Sunday, while President Donald Trump, who did…

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