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FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, Evelyn Rodriguez listens during a news conference by Suffolk County officials in Hauppauge, N.Y. An indictment has been filed against the driver of an SUV that struck and killed Rodriguez, who led a crusade against MS-13 gang violence after her daughter was slain. Rodriguez was fatally injured in Brentwood in September 2018 after arguing with the driver over the placement of a memorial to her 16-year-old daughter. Her death came two years to the day after her daughter’s body was found. (AP Photos/Frank Eltman)
November 30, 2018 - 11:59 am
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — An SUV driver pleaded not guilty Friday in a crash that killed a New York mother who had led a nationally recognized crusade against MS-13 gang violence after her daughter was slain. Annmarie Drago, a 58-year-old nurse, was indicted on charges of criminally negligent...
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President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto looks on after they signed a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The USMCA, as Trump refers to it, must still be approved by lawmakers in all three countries. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
November 30, 2018 - 11:48 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge by the American president but faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Congress. The celebratory...
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Exterior view of the Bethel church in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, where for more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers and visitors has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in a quiet residential street in The Hague in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a family of Armenian asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 30, 2018 - 10:40 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation. Under a centuries-old tradition,...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko leads the National Security and Defence Council meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Ukraine's president says that the country has barred Russian men between 16 and 60 from traveling to the country. The move comes as the long-simmering conflict between the two nations escalated in the Black Sea on Sunday. President Petro Poroshenko has tweeted that the restrictions on Russian travelers have been taken in order to prevent the Russians from forming "private armies" fighting on Ukrainian soil. (Mykhailo Markiv, Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
November 30, 2018 - 9:50 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in their nation's growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian men and searching the home of an influential cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, an aerial photo of the thousand-year-old Monastery of Caves, also known as Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the holiest site of Eastern Orthodox Christians is taken through morning fog during sunrise in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian intelligence agency is searching the home of the father superior of Kiev's biggest and oldest monastery which is part of the Russian Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
November 30, 2018 - 8:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A senior Russian Orthodox Church cleric says the raid at his home was meant to put the "political" pressure on his church. The Ukrainian intelligence agency earlier on Friday raided the home of the father superior of...
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November 30, 2018 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it'll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention...
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This undated photo provided by Ablikim Abliz, shows his uncle's family posing with an unknown Han Chinese man, second from the right, in Istanbul, Turkey. Abliz heard the Han Chinese man was part of a government homestay program meant to monitor his relatives, part of a broader crackdown on religious expression in China's far western region of Xinjiang. More than a million Chinese civil servants have been assigned to move into the homes of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, spending weeks as uninvited guests. While government notices about the "Pair Up and Become Family" program portray it as an affectionate cultural exchange, exiled Uighurs living in Turkey said their loved ones saw the campaign as a chilling intrusion, aimed at coercing Uighurs into living secular lives like the Han majority. (Ablikim Abliz via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 12:48 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, photo, Jamaal Siddiqui, center, uncle of a student at the Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham, Mass., who received threatening notes, talks with reporters in Framingham. The Muslim student, who officials haven’t named publicly, has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. With Siddiqui are his wife Saleha Abrar, left, and Sumaiya Zama, of the Council on America-Islamic Relations. (John Walker/The Metro West Daily News via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 10:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Muslim girl in Massachusetts has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that as of Thursday, it had received more than 500 notes from across the...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pennsylvania's counties to buy voting systems that leave a verifiable paper trail by 2020. Paperwork...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017, photo Samuel Oliver-Bruno glances back before preparing for interviews after the press conference held at CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C. Oliver-Rruno, who sought refuge from deportation at the church for 11 months was arrested Friday after arriving at an appointment with immigration officials. (Casey Toth/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 10:16 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year was deported Thursday, federal authorities said. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was removed from the U.S. and taken to Mexico at 8:45 p.m., said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan...
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