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Death Threats, Even In Writing, Can Be Grounds For Asylum, Appeals Court Says

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| The court overturned a Justice Department decision denying the asylum of a former Colombia police officer who received multiple death threats from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

U.S. Agrees To Pause Deportations For Women Alleging Abuse At ICE Facility


Dozens of immigrant women have said they received unwanted gynecological procedures at Irwin County Detention Center. Yet even as authorities investigate, the accusers have been in danger of removal.

Parents Of Man Killed In U.K. Crash Lose Their Challenge To U.S. Diplomatic Immunity


Harry Dunn's family argued the U.K. government had wrongly granted Anne Sacoolas diplomatic immunity. Sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. diplomat, is charged in his death but fled to the U.S.

Judge Dismisses Trump Campaign's Bid To Delay Vote Certification In Pennsylvania


In a blistering decision, a federal judge ruled that the campaign's complaint was "unsupported by evidence" and essentially asked the court "to disenfranchise almost seven million voters."

A Judge Watched Her Son Die. Now She Wants To Protect Other Judicial Families


Last July, a gunman killed Judge Esther Salas's son and wounded her husband. Now, there is bipartisan support for legislation that would shield the information of federal judges and their families.

Federal Judge Approves Landmark $8.3 Billion Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement


The controversial deal hashed out between the Department of Justice and the maker of Oxycontin provides hundreds of millions of dollars of relief for communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic.

U.S. Moves To Drop Drug Trafficking Charges Against Mexico's Former Defense Minister


Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was accused of working on behalf of one of Mexico's deadliest cartels. On Tuesday, Attorney General Barr said the former general will be investigated by Mexican authorities.

Father And Son Charged With Murder In Ahmaud Arbery Killing Are Denied Bond


"I'm relieved they'll stay behind bars," Arbery's mother said. She had asked a judge to keep the pair in jail, saying "Ahmaud wasn't allowed to go home. Ahmaud wasn't even allowed the chance to live."

Meat Manufacturer Sues New Mexico After Plant Ordered To Close Due To COVID-19 Cases


Stampede Meat argues the closure violates President Trump's April 28 executive order, which aims to keep meat packing plants open during the pandemic.