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South Carolina bans abortion after 19 weeks

South Carolina bans abortion after 19 weeks

South Carolina bans abortion after 19 weeks The South Carolina legislature on Tuesday passed a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life was at risk, making it the 17th U.S. state to approve such a ban. The bill will head to Republican Governor Nikki …

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Zimmerman to auction gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman to auction gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin The Florida man who shot dead black youth Trayvon Martin in an incident that prompted nationwide civil rights protests will auction the gun he used on Thursday and use some proceeds to challenge presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s gun control policies, …

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Brazil Senate set to vote on Rousseff impeachment

Brazil Senate set to vote on Rousseff impeachment Brazil’s Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for breaking budget rules, amid expectations she will become the country’s first leader in more than two decades to be removed from office. If her opponents garner …

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Speaker of Brazil lower house backtracks on impeachment annulment

Speaker of Brazil lower house backtracks on impeachment annulment The acting speaker of Brazil’s Lower House of Congress early on Tuesday revoked his decision to annul the impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff. Speaker Waldir Maranhao, in an official statement to the Senate, did not cite any reason for backtracking …

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Alabama’s top judge faces ethics charges over gay-marriage order

Alabama’s top judge faces ethics charges over gay-marriage order Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice was suspended on Friday as he faces possible removal from the bench for ordering state probate judges not to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, despite contrary rulings by a federal court and the U.S. Supreme …

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Five Seattle police injured, nine people arrested after May Day marches

Five Seattle police injured, nine people arrested after May Day marches Five Seattle police officers were injured and at least nine people arrested on Sunday night, after unruly demonstrators hurled projectiles and Molotov cocktails and broke windows, authorities said. Protesters gather every year on May 1 to focus attention on …

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we must fight to keep our state straight

we must fight to keep our state straight A Republican candidate running to become North Carolina’s attorney general faced criticism on Tuesday after saying “we must fight to keep our state straight” while discussing a law that restricts transgender bathroom access and gay rights. The measure has positioned the state …

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U.S. border agents seize longest Mexico-California drug tunnel yet

U.S. border agents seize longest Mexico-California drug tunnel yet Federal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday. Six people were arrested …

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3 days after Ecuador quake, hopes for survivors dwindle

3 days after Ecuador quake, hopes for survivors dwindle Earthquake-stricken Ecuador faced the grim reality of recovering more bodies than survivors as rescue efforts moved into a third day on Tuesday and the death toll climbed over 400 in the poor South American country. Praying for miracles, desperate family members beseeched …

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Powerful earthquake kills 77 in Ecuador

Powerful earthquake kills 77 in Ecuador Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades killed at least 77 people and injured hundreds more, devastating coastal towns and sending residents fleeing to higher ground on Saturday night. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast and was felt hundreds of miles away in …

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