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October 21, 2017 2:12 AM Texas city requires no Israel boycott in exchange for hurricane relief

Dickinson, Texas was among the cities hardest-hit by Hurricane Harvey in August. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) A civil rights group on Friday called unconstitutional a Houston suburb's hurricane repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money. The American Civil Liberties Union said it's considering legal 20

October 20, 2017 11:43 PM Appeals Court Sets Terms For Abortion For Teen Immigrant

The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that a teen who is detained because she is in the country illegally can transferred to the custody of a sponsor and then have an abortion if she chooses. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that a detained teenage immigrant may not obtain an abortion until a government-approved 17

October 20, 2017 6:42 PM Some Santa Rosa Fire Victims Allowed to Return to See What’s Left of Their Homes

Sheriff fires back at ICE officials over statement on undocumented immigrant SANTA ROSA, Calif.—City officials today began allowing residents of some neighborhoods destroyed by wildfires last week to see what is left of their homes, as a cool, drenching rain helped firefighters gain better control over blazes that have consumed 7,700 structures and left at least 17

October 20, 2017 4:26 PM School board revives legal battle over athletic field lights

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Connecticut school board is gearing up to revive a legal battle to expand lighting at athletic fields. The Greenwich Time reports the Board of Education voted Thursday night to prepare for litigation to modify court restrictions on lighting at Greenwich high school fields. But a neighbor has already vowed to relaunch a million-dollar 19

October 20, 2017 2:54 PM Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president

BEIRUT – Lebanese judicial officials say a court has sentenced in absentia two Lebanese citizens in to death over the 1982 assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel. More than three decades after Gemayel was killed in Beirut, the case still sharply divides Lebanese some of whom see him as a national hero while others say he was an Israeli agent 17

October 20, 2017 4:05 AM John Kelly knows what happens when troops are killed. He experienced it firsthand

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defended President Trump on Thursday, saying that Trump had “bravely” called families of four fallen American soldiers. Kelly’s appearance was an attempt to manage a growing controversy over Trump’s contacts with the families of slain service members. “Most Americans don’t know what happens when we lose one of our soldiers 19

October 20, 2017 4:01 AM Obama Attacks Tactics of Republican Candidate for Governor in Virginia

Yet while Mr. Murphy is comfortably ahead, Mr. Northam is locked in a competitive race. A former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a Washington establishment fixture, Mr. Gillespie has turned to more hard-line tactics in an effort to win over both swing voters and Mr. Trump’s supporters. While Virginia is increasingly Democratic — Mr. Obama 33

October 20, 2017 3:01 AM Devin Harris' brother killed in crash

DALLAS -- The brother of Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris was fatally injured in an early morning crash on a Dallas expressway. A Dallas police statement says 38-year-old Bruce Harris died Thursday afternoon of injuries from the 1:40 a.m. Thursday crash on U.S. 75 just north of Loop 12 in North Dallas. Officer Tamika Dameron, a police spokeswoman 18

October 19, 2017 10:01 PM Pentagon investigating troubling questions after deadly Niger ambush

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its work. The growing list of unanswered questions and inability to construct 15

October 19, 2017 8:55 PM White nationalist Richard Spencer to noisy Florida protesters: You didn’t shut me down

Students and other audience members heavily booed white nationalist Richard Spencer on Thursday as he gave a speech at the University of Florida, where the atmosphere was tense but mostly peaceful as police in riot gear kept watch. “We represent a new white America,” said one speaker who came onstage to introduce Spencer. “Black lives matter,” student 2