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German court sentences rapist who wore wolf mask to 12 years

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BERLIN — A German court on Tuesday convicted a man of raping an 11-year-old girl while wearing a wolf mask and sentenced him to...

Lawsuit challenges Texas law banning abortion after 6 weeks

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A coalition of abortion providers and advocates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a Texas law that would allow private citizens to sue anyone...

Supreme Court rules against inmate in death penalty case

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against an Alabama inmate whose lawyers argued that his trial counsel should have done more...

Agreeable Supreme Court term ends with conservative wins

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WASHINGTON — An unusually agreeable Supreme Court term ended with conservative-driven decisions on voting rights and charitable-donor disclosures that offered a glimpse of what...

US Supreme Court backs Minnesota Amish in septic tank fight

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MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Supreme Court sided Friday with members of an Amish group in Minnesota who are fighting efforts by authorities to compel...

Trump Organization CFO expected in court after indictment

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New York prosecutors are expected to announce the first criminal indictment Thursday in a two-year investigation into Donald Trump’s business practices, accusing his namesake...

Iowa court: State may block abortion provider sex education

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa's high court said Wednesday that the state may refuse to allow Planned Parenthood to conduct sex education programs funded...

Indiana court rules prison can take cash from inmate account

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BUNKER HILL Ind. — The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled against an inmate who sued after money was withdrawn from his prison account...

EXPLAINER: What to know as Chauvin sentenced in Floyd death

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MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin faces sentencing Friday in the death of George Floyd, with a judge weighing a prison term...

Iowa court blocks mandatory waiting period for abortion

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An Iowa judge blocked a state law that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period before women could get abortions, likely setting up a...