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Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and other material that violates its rules.
Fight over Ghislaine Maxwell's jail conditions heats up

Fight over Ghislaine Maxwell's jail conditions heats up

NEW YORK — The rancorous fight over jail conditions for Ghislaine Maxwell is reaching new lows, with prosecutors blaming the British socialite and Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend for creating a stink by failing to flush her toilet and her lawyer sayi
Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Thursday strongly rejected accusations that it snubbed Ursula von der Leyen — one of the European Union’s most powerful executives — because of her gender after a protocol gaffe during a meeting at the Turkish presidential

Man who was wrongly imprisoned for 44 years gets $750,000

DURHAM, N.C. — A man who served nearly 44 years in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit has received compensation from the state of North Carolina. Ronnie Long told The Charlotte Observer that it's not nearly enough. Long received $750,000.
Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

BELFAST, Ireland — Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other.
Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway but a winner may not be determined until Friday.
OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive.
7th man arrested in sex abuse case at youth detention centre

7th man arrested in sex abuse case at youth detention centre

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Native Americans: Move Boston Marathon from Oct. 11 holiday

Native Americans: Move Boston Marathon from Oct. 11 holiday

BOSTON — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling on the organizers of the Boston Marathon to move the already rescheduled date for the storied race because it now conflicts with a day meant to commemorate the contributions of Indigenous people.
Reigning Mrs. World arrested over onstage melee in Sri Lanka

Reigning Mrs. World arrested over onstage melee in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World for pulling the crown off the head of the winner of a Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant and allegedly causing injuries. She was later released on bail.