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Court seems favorable to defendant claiming jury race bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is suggesting that racial bias in the jury room may trump the centuries-old legal principle of secrecy in jury deliberations. The justices heard an appeal Tuesday from an immigrant in Colorado who was convicted by a jury on which one man reportedly tied the defendant’s guilt to his Hispanic […]
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Justin Timberlake is spared a brush with the law after posting a voting selfie in Tennessee.
With Uganda's public education system reeling from absent teachers, poor facilities and high dropout rates, could private education be the answer?
America, a beacon of global democracy, is having a torrid presidential election and many Nigerians and other Africans are loving the irony on Twitter.
In October 1956, Hungarian workers and students protested against Soviet oppression. Peter Pallai was among the rebels.
Photographer Letizia Battaglia's images of the surge of Mafia violence in Sicily between the 1970s and 1990s.
The fatal mugging of a Chinese tailor in a Paris street has sparked angry demonstrations. But why are France's Chinese targeted for violent attacks?
The Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, which expires on Dec. 31, allows trade, energy, defence and banking industry sanctions over Iran`s nuclear programme and ballistic missile tests. 
Britain's government gave the go-ahead Tuesday to build a new runway at London's Heathrow airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of hundreds of homes in the capita
Smartphones and social media are colliding with notions of honour and shame in conservative societies - with devastating effects on the lives of some young women.
The powerful storm crashed ashore in southwestern Haiti on October 4 packing winds of 145 miles (230 kilometers) per hour.
LOS ANGELES - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died. Rocco Hindman, the head of the agen
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. financial adviser pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Tuesday, admitting that he earned hundreds of thousands dollars illegally over a si
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. - Spare a thought for Donald Trump — Hillary Clinton barely did as she began a visit to America's biggest swing state Tuesday. Democrats' increasing confidence about winning the W
In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the opposition-majority legislature Tuesday of staging a "parliamentary coup" after lawmakers voted to put him on trial amid a tense political and economic
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO will press allies on Wednesday to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Mo
The tailors from the Kenyan slum of Kibera whose suits are now being shown on the catwalks of Europe.
A Finnish-Syrian man known for smuggling toys into Aleppo rejects fraud allegations after Finnish police launch an investigation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in air shows,
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged an Australian man in an attack on a security guard outside supermodel Miranda Kerr's home earlier this month. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office sa
Asked if he was ready to use Italy`s veto to torpedo the EU`s budget, he said: "Yes, absolutely." 
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Organizers of a Florida Panhandle fair say a trainer required hospital treatment after being clawed on the legs by a tiger as children looked on. Pensacola Interstate Fair publ
Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress voted to start proceedings to oust President Nicolás Maduro for what lawmakers call his violations of the constitution, a move that deepens the polarization
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was shot twice and critically wounded by another teenager Tuesday afternoon when the two got into argument outside a middle school in a Salt Lake City suburb,
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a boy has been shot by a classmate outside a middle school in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy. Sandy police Sgt. Dean Carriger says the shooting occurred at a
PHOENIX - The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was formally charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge's order in a racial-profiling case. Prosecutors promised two w
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are trading donors for voters in these hectic final two weeks until Election Day. Their campaigns say the presidential candidates are halting their
Coalition is preparing to launch invasion of Raqqa before Mosul operation is done, U.S. defense secretary said, signalling urgency to stop militants from regrouping
The new guidelines published by the Church also say that the ashes of the dead should not be kept at home but should instead be kept at a cemetery or other sacred place.
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. - A backup dancer from New Jersey who has performed with Beyonce, Rihanna and Missy Elliott was found Tuesday after she went missing on Saturday, police said. North Bergen police O
ATHENS — Greece's government says it was facing pressure from the International Monetary Fund to aggressively scale back union powers and employment rights,
Two young children survive after their father jumps off a bridge with them in the US state of New Jersey.
MONTREAL - The three Canadian cruise ship passengers charged in Australia with drug smuggling are scheduled to appear in a Sydney courtroom Wednesday. Andre Tamine, 64, Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melin

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