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China sentences 10 seeking to flee Hong Kong to prison terms

China sentences 10 seeking to flee Hong Kong to prison terms

HONG KONG — A Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced 10 pro-democracy activists and protesters who sought to flee Hong Kong by speedboat to between seven months and three years in prison, in a case with major political overtones for the territory.
Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dead from COVID-19

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dead from COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. — Luke Letlow, Louisiana's incoming Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before he would have been sworn into office. He was 41.
Officer who sought warrant at Taylor home could be dismissed

Officer who sought warrant at Taylor home could be dismissed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville police have taken steps that could result in the firing of an officer who sought the no-knock search warrant that led detectives to the apartment where Breonna Taylor was fatally shot.

Probe: Lax oversight let alleged cheats get Cyprus passport

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Authorities in Cyprus should consider stripping citizenship from a dozen individuals over their alleged involvement in acts of theft and fraud, according to the findings of a probe into 42 foreign nationals who obtained a Cypriot pa

Police: Suspect in officer shooting nabbed in West Virginia

PITTSBURGH — A man who police say was handcuffed when he allegedly shot a Pennsylvania police officer three times with a gun police didn't know he had was captured in West Virginia after more than a week on the run, authorities said.
Iranian women's group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

Iranian women's group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

TEHRAN, Iran — As the coronavirus pandemic ravages Iran, home to the Mideast’s worst outbreak, a women’s group hopes to empower its members by helping them make and sell face masks.
Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, saying video of the shooting was of too poor a quality for pro
Month on, women hold the fort at India farmer protests

Month on, women hold the fort at India farmer protests

NEW DELHI — The men arrived first. And they arrived with a bang. Tens of thousands of them, marching like an army, driving trucks and trailers, prepared to choke key highways that feed into India's bustling capital.
Argentine Senate weighs fate of abortion in pope's homeland

Argentine Senate weighs fate of abortion in pope's homeland

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The decades-long fight by Argentine women’s groups for legal abortion was being decided by the Senate in a debate that spilled into the early hours of Wednesday before a vote that could change the outlook for the procedure a
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