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Pope meets father of British toddler at center of battle

Pope meets father of British toddler at center of battleVATICAN CITY (AP) — The father of a terminally ill British toddler met Wednesday with Pope Francis and begged him to make another bid for his son's life, after an appeals court ruled that the child cannot be taken to Italy for further medical treatment.



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U.S. says it might enter Harvard affirmative action court battle

U.S. says it might enter Harvard affirmative action court battleHarvard had cited the need to protect the privacy of applicants and students as well as the inner workings of its admissions process, arguing that various documents should be initially filed under seal pending the judge’s review. The Justice Department said it opposed Harvard’s request, joining Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), the group behind the case, which has urged the disclosure of “powerful” evidence showing Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Harvard is violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.



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Uber avoids legal battle with family of autonomous vehicle victim

Uber avoids legal battle with family of autonomous vehicle victimThe family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle. Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney with the firm of Bellah Perez in Glendale, Arizona, said “the matter has been resolved” between Uber and the daughter and husband of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who died after being hit by an Uber self-driving SUV while walking across a street in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe earlier this month. The law firm representing Herzberg’s daughter and husband, whose names were not disclosed, said they would have no further comment on the matter as they considered it resolved.



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Bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson won by grandson

Bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson won by grandsonLOS ANGELES (AP) — A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson won the bizarre California court battle Monday over the killer's body.



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Grandson wins bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson

Grandson wins bizarre battle over body of Charles MansonLOS ANGELES (AP) — A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson won the bizarre California court battle Monday over the killer's body.



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Bruising Qualcomm-Broadcom battle heads for showdown

Bruising Qualcomm-Broadcom battle heads for showdownWith a potential for the biggest-ever deal in the tech sector at stake, Qualcomm shareholders will have their say on a hostile bid for the US mobile chip giant by Singapore-based rival Broadcom. Qualcomm shareholders at an annual gathering Tuesday will get to vote whether to replace six of the California company’s 11 board members with candidates backed by Broadcom, essentially endorsing the deal estimated to be worth $ 117 billion. Qualcomm’s board on Thursday sent a letter to shareholders urging them to re-elect its current members, making a statement against Broadcom’s offer.



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U.S. Military Battle with Possible Russian Mercenaries: 'Our Strikes Were Done out of Self-Defense'

U.S. Military Battle with Possible Russian Mercenaries: 'Our Strikes Were Done out of Self-Defense'Both the Pentagon and the Russian government are deemphasizing the Feb. 7 incident because a wider conflict that is spiraling out of control does not benefit anyone. The Pentagon is reiterating that a battle in Syria that allegedly left some number of Russian mercenaries dead was purely an act of self-defense on the part of U.S. forces. Indeed, the Pentagon still does not know exactly who it is that American forces targeted during their retaliatory strike on Feb. 7.



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Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sourcesBy Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) – About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. A Russian military doctor said around 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men. The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on Feb. 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to U.S. officials and associates of the fighters involved, U.S.-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.



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Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sourcesBy Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) – About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. A Russian military doctor said around 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men. The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on Feb. 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to U.S. officials and associates of the fighters involved, U.S.-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.



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Mom sentenced to jail time for baptizing her daughter amid custody battle

Mom sentenced to jail time for baptizing her daughter amid custody battleA North Carolina mother was sentenced to seven days in prison after she had her daughter baptized, according to the Charlotte Observer.



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