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South Africa Overturns Diplomatic Immunity For Grace Mugabe

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| A South African court has overturned a government decision to grant immunity to the former first lady of Zimbabwe over her alleged assault of a South African model with an extension cord.

'I Will Call The AG': Trump Officials Pushed For Census Citizenship Question

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, pressured his staff about getting a citizenship question onto the 2020 census months before the Justice Department requested one, emails show.

Former FEMA Personnel Chief Accused Of Harassment

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The recently resigned head of human resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been accused of hiring women as potential sexual partners for his friends, The Washington Post reports.

TSA's 'Quiet Skies' Program Tracks, Observes Travelers In The Air

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Some U.S. citizens have been trailed during their flights by undercover air marshals who take detailed notes on their behavior. The program was first reported on by The Boston Globe.

A Victim Of Sex Trafficking, Blessing Okoedion Now Works To Save Others

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The Nigerian activist was honored by the U.S. State Department in June for her efforts to combat human trafficking in Italy and Nigeria.

Philadelphia Is Ending A Major Contract With ICE

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Philadelphia is terminating a long-running contract with federal immigration officials that critics say has been used by agents to target unauthorized immigrants for arrest.

'Democracy For Cambodia Is At Stake' As Country Heads Into Elections

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This Sunday's elections have been declared a sham by rights groups and Cambodia's opposition leaders, who've called for a boycott. For longtime leader Hun Sen, they're about cementing his legacy.

Duck Boat Tour's Final Minutes Chronicled in Preliminary NTSB Report

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A timeline based on video and audio recovered from the vessel indicate tourists were given safety instructions about 10 minutes before the weather turned. The boat capsized and 17 people died.

Former NY Assembly Speaker Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Corruption

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Sheldon Silver was twice found guilty of taking millions in bribes and kickbacks. "I pray I will not die in prison," he wrote to the judge.