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Philippines senator who branded President Duterte 'serial killer' arrested

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Senator Leila de Lima taken into custody on charges of drug trafficking, outraging supporters and human rights activistsThe highest-profile opponent of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs has been arrested – on charges of drug trafficking.The arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, had been...(more) 



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Most of California is out of the drought

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A year ago, some Californians thought this day would never come. But, after being battered by weeks of record-setting rain, the vast majority of the state is out of drought. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, less than 20% of the state faces any...(more) 



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Philippine law enforcers arrest Duterte critic on drug charges

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MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippines Senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs was arrested on Friday by law enforcement agents after charges were filed in court alleging she received money from drug dealers inside the country's prisons.  



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California lawmakers release environmental bills in attempt to thwart Trump

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in place Obama administration-era environmental regulations in the event the Trump administration moves to weaken them.  



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Brazil's Temer taps PMDB lawmaker for justice job to calm party

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer appointed a lower house lawmaker from his ruling PMDB party, Osmar Serraglio, to be justice minister on Thursday, a choice aimed at appeasing disgruntled members of his party.  



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One comment from Trump shows his administration's message on immigration has been muddled

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When President Trump boasts of progress he’s made on his biggest campaign promise — to build a wall and stem the flow of illegal immigration across the southern border — he speaks in terms of unadulterated success. But few others in the administration go so far....(more) 



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Conservatives laud Trump's decision on transgender bathroom access. Will such state restrictions now gain traction?

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For Texas state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, requiring people to use the bathroom according to the gender on their birth certificate has always been about public safety. It’s why Kolkhorst is the prime sponsor of a controversial transgender bathroom bill — the Texas Privacy Act — being...(more) 



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Trump administration signals a possible crackdown on states over marijuana

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The White House on Thursday put states that have legalized recreational-use marijuana on notice that federal law enforcement agents could be targeting them soon. It was the clearest warning yet that the Trump administration may move to disrupt the marijuana trade in the eight states, including......(more) 



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U.S.-backed Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport and military base

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Iraqi troops punched through the defenses of Islamic State extremists to recapture Mosul's airport on Thursday, establishing a foothold near the city’s western bank. Units from the federal police and its special forces branch, the Emergency Response Division, executed a pincer attack and struck... 



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Standing Rock is burning.

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About 150 people voluntarily left the last occupied resistance camp by Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., the state-issued deadline to clear camps built to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. The remaining water protectors joined members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in setting fire to tents according...(more) 



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Stop being sentimental about child refugees, says Tory MP

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Pauline Latham tells Commons debate on child refugees from France that it is not the UK’s job to look after themCritics of the government’s decision to close the door on refugee children from Calais have been urged to “stop being sentimental” by a Tory backbencher.Pauline Latham,...(more) 



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Ex family court head takes own life after dementia diagnosis

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Sir Nicholas Wall had suffered for several years from rare neurological disease, his family says. 



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