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China Says U.S. Has 'Weaponized' Visas to Target Exchanges

China Says U.S. Has 'Weaponized' Visas to Target Exchanges

Oct 23
China on Wednesday accused the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuance of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington.

A 1946 Mob Lynching Puts Court Focus on Grand Jury Secrecy

A 1946 Mob Lynching Puts Court Focus on Grand Jury Secrecy

By Kate Brumback | Oct 23
A historian's quest for the truth about a gruesome mob lynching of two black couples is prompting a U.S. appeals court to consider whether federal judges can order grand jury records unsealed in decades-old cases with historical significance.

UK Prime Minister Mulls Early Election over Brexit Impasse

UK Prime Minister Mulls Early Election over Brexit Impasse

By Danica Kirka | Oct 23
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was weighing Wednesday whether to push for an early election or try again to pass his stalled European Union divorce deal, after Parliament blocked a fast-track plan to approve his Brexit bill.

Study Finds U.S. Public Land Workers Facing Assaults, Threats

Study Finds U.S. Public Land Workers Facing Assaults, Threats

Oct 23
Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers.

Scammer Attempts to Steal Law Degree by Claiming Sex Change Operation

Scammer Attempts to Steal Law Degree by Claiming Sex Change Operation

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22
Higher education is expensive. So is gender reassignment. But a scammer hit upon a way to have both for free... sort of.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans Agree on Many Aspects of U.S. Identity

AP-NORC Poll: Americans Agree on Many Aspects of U.S. Identity

By Anita Snow and Hannah Fingerhut | Oct 22
Majorities of Americans agree that diversity strengthens the country and that values such as constitutional rights, a fair judicial system and the American dream are key to the nation's identity. But the poll also reveals some striking divisions.

Florida Teacher: Taxpayer-Funded Christian School Fired Me for Being Gay

Florida Teacher: Taxpayer-Funded Christian School Fired Me for Being Gay

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22
Florida dramatic arts teacher Monica Toro-Lisciandro says that the taxpayer-funded private Christian school where she taught a class fired her after school officials received a tip from an unknown caller that she is a lesbian.

WikiLeaks Founder Assange in UK Court to Fight Extradition

WikiLeaks Founder Assange in UK Court to Fight Extradition

By Gregory Katz | Oct 22
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in court Monday to fight extradition to the United States on charges of espionage, saying he needed more time to prepare his case.

Tension Thaws over Whale Plan Between Lobstermen, Feds

Tension Thaws over Whale Plan Between Lobstermen, Feds

By Patrick Whittle | Oct 22
A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer.

Democrats' 2020 Race Has A New Shadow: Hillary Clinton

Democrats' 2020 Race Has A New Shadow: Hillary Clinton

By Bill Barrow | Oct 22
Hillary Clinton's scuffle with Gabbard and other recent headlines she's driven demonstrate that the 71-year-old remains a political lightning rod, just as she's been through much of the last three decades.

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