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Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appealsProtesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officials to charge the officer.



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US televangelist appeals for donations for $54 million private jet

US televangelist appeals for donations for $  54 million private jetJesse Duplantis, 68, whose Christian ministry is based in Louisiana, made the appeal for a Dassault Falcon 7X jet in a video for his followers. Jesse Duplantis Ministries has already gone through three private planes, “burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ,” he said. “He said, ‘Jesse, you wanna come up where I’m at?’” Duplantis said.



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Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murder

Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murderA Danish inventor found guilty of the murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine has appealed his life sentence but is not contesting the verdict, prosecutors said Monday. Peter Madsen “is found guilty in the murder of Kim Wall and has only appealed the length” of his life sentence, Simon Gosvig, spokesman for the Danish prosecutor’s office, told AFP. A Copenhagen district court on April 25 sentenced the 47-year-old to life for murdering the 30-year-old journalist, chopping up her corpse and throwing her body parts into the sea in August last year.



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Federal Appeals Court Gives Thumbs-Up To Revised Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Appeals Court Gives Thumbs-Up To Revised Texas Voter ID LawA federal appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court's decision to block



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Pregnant Widow Appeals for Help Finding Suspect Who Pushed Boulder Off Overpass, Killing Husband

Pregnant Widow Appeals for Help Finding Suspect Who Pushed Boulder Off Overpass, Killing HusbandPolice in California are now seeking the person responsible.



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Oregon appeals court upholds damages in gay wedding cake case

Oregon appeals court upholds damages in gay wedding cake caseA three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals rejected a petition by Melissa and Aaron Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, to overturn the ruling by the state’s labor commissioner as a violation of their rights under the U.S. Constitution to freedom of religion and expression. “Today’s ruling sends a strong signal that Oregon remains open to all,” Brad Avakian, the state’s labor commissioner, said in a written statement.



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U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Trump voter fraud panel

U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Trump voter fraud panelA U.S. appeals court in Washington on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision to allow President Donald Trump’s commission investigating voter fraud to request data on voter rolls from U.S. states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) watchdog group, which filed the lawsuit, did not have legal standing to seek to force the presidential commission to review privacy concerns before collecting individuals’ voter data.



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Children serenade pope on 81st birthday; he appeals for kidnapped nuns

Children serenade pope on 81st birthday; he appeals for kidnapped nunsTens of thousands of people, many of them children, serenaded Pope Francis on his 81st birthday on Sunday, as the pontiff appealed for the release of Catholic nuns kidnapped last month in Nigeria. The crowd sang Happy Birthday in Italian as the pontiff appeared at the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking St. Peter’s Square for his weekly message and blessing. The first Latin American pope was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on Dec. 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires.



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Appeals Court Denies New Trial For 'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey

Appeals Court Denies New Trial For 'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan DasseyIn a case featured in Netflix’s documentary series “Making a Murderer,” a federal court ruled Friday that Brendan Dassey’s confession in the 2005 Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was not coerced and denied him a new trial.



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Ex-Stanford swimmer appeals sexual assault conviction

Ex-Stanford swimmer appeals sexual assault convictionA former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough. Brock Turner, then 19, was arrested in 2015 after two of his fellow students at the Northern California university saw him outside of a fraternity house on top of an unconscious woman. After serving three months of a six-month sentence, Turner was released early for good behavior.



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