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US Supreme Court to Rule on ‘Obamacare’

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court will announce its highly-anticipated decision Thursday on the legality of the contentious health insurance reform law pushed by President Barack Obama. The major focus of the nine-member court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act is the provision mandating that all Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a financial penalty. […]

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Italian Court Dismisses Bribery Charges Against Berlusconi

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A bribery case against Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was dismissed on Saturday, ending the threat of a five-year jail term for the man who has dominated Italian politics for nearly two decades A judge in Milan ruled that the case involving payments alleged to have been made by Mr. Berlusconi to British lawyer […]

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US Supreme Court Says Search Warrant Needed to Track Suspects

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that American police must secure a search warrant before they track criminal suspects with the use of global positioning system technology. The nation’s nine-member highest court unanimously decided Monday that law enforcement officials would be violating suspects’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches if they attached a GPS monitoring device […]

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Indian Court Convicts 31 Hindus for Muslim Killings

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in India has convicted 31 Hindus and sentenced them to life in prison for killing dozens of Muslims nearly a decade ago, in one of the country’s worst outbreaks of sectarian violence. A judge handed down the guilty verdicts Wednesday, while acquitting 41 other people. Rights activists said this is the first time […]

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Indian Court Convicts 31 Hindus for Muslim Killings

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A court in India has convicted 31 Hindus and sentenced them to life in prison for killing dozens of Muslims nearly a decade ago, in one of the country’s worst outbreaks of sectarian violence. A judge handed down the guilty verdicts Wednesday, while acquitting 41 other people. A group of 33 Muslims who had sought […]

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Indian Court Convicts 31 Hindus for Muslim Killings

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in India has convicted 31 Hindus for the 2002 killing of dozens of Muslims during one of the country’s worst outbreaks of sectarian violence. The judge in the case handed down the guilty verdicts Wednesday, while acquitting 41 others. A group of 33 Muslims who had sought shelter in a house were […]

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Russian Court Bars Opposition Party from Upcoming Elections

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has upheld a government decision preventing the liberal opposition People’s Freedom Party from registering to take part in parliamentary elections later this year. Monday’s ruling follows a June decision by the Justice Ministry to deny the opposition coalition the chance to register as a political party. The People’s Freedom Party was founded […]

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Dutch Court Rules in Favor of Srebrenica Victims

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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An appeals court in the Netherlands has ruled that the Dutch state is responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 massacre in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. The court said the Dutch United Nations forces, who were guarding the region at the time as part of a U.N. “safe zone,” […]

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