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British Judge Sentences Julian Assange To 50 Weeks In Prison

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| The WikiLeaks founder, who had lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, delayed justice, the judge said. He faces a hearing Thursday on an extradition request from the U.S. government.

Mueller Complained That Barr Summary Of Trump-Russia Probe Lacked 'Context'

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A letter from the special counsel to the attorney general may show a split over how the investigation's conclusions have been characterized.

2 Dead And 4 Injured In Shooting At University Of North Carolina Charlotte Campus

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Three of the injured are in critical condition. Authorities say they have one suspect in custody and there is no reason to believe anyone else was involved.

Minneapolis Jury Finds Ex-Police Officer Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Woman

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After three weeks of testimony, jurors deliberated for 11 hours. The case involved a woman who called 911 to report a possible crime and was shot when, unarmed, she approached the police car.

Trump Calls For Asylum-Seekers To Pay Fees, Proposing New Restrictions

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The president called for measures to close what he calls the asylum "loophole" amid a spike in border crossings. Critics say the proposal is an attack on vulnerable migrants.

Emperor Akihito, Japan's 'Surprising Pacifist,' Steps Down After 30 Years

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Japan's defeat in World War II "produced in him strong feelings against war and its chaos," says a childhood friend. Akihito has expressed deep remorse at home and abroad for Japan's wartime actions.

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'Part Of The History Of Evil,' Parents Say Of Alleged California Synagogue Shooter

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The Earnest family denounced their son's actions in connection to the attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego. A family attorney says they will not pay for their son's legal defense.

Insurance Coverage Drying Up As California Wildfire Recovery Drags On

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Chris Keys worries his family will run out of the insurance coverage that's paying for their rental home as they rebuild. "We're going to have to split the family apart," he says.

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Global Military Expenditures Are Up, Driven By Top 2 Spenders — U.S. And China

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The world is spending more on the military since global figures became available in 1988. Together, the U.S. and China make up half of the world's military spending.