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Nicaragua releases 100 jailed protesters to house arrest

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The Nicaraguan government has released 100 prisoners to a form of house arrest, including three human rights activists.

The government of President Daniel Ortega says all 100 face charges of “offences against security and the public peace,” which have commonly been applied to participants in protests that started last year. 80 more words

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Sister of ex-NBA player charged with threatening witness

NEW YORK — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was accused on Monday of threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun-possession trial. 244 more words

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Clinic director: May sue over North Dakota abortion law

FARGO, N.D. — Abortion rights supporters are considering a lawsuit over a new North Dakota law that would require the clinic to read women a “junk science” script about reversing a medication abortion, according to the director of the state’s only abortion clinic. 742 more words

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Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions. 97 more words

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African painted dog killed by collapsing gate at Zoo Miami

MIAMI — Officials at a Florida zoo say a young African painted dog was killed when a gate collapsed on her.

Zoo Miami posted on Facebook that the juvenile female died Monday. 75 more words

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Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women

SALEM, Ore. — Native American women have gone missing or been killed at alarming rates, federal and private studies show, and there is growing concern that confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data. 622 more words

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1 of 7 shot at off-campus house party in Indiana dies

MUNCIE, Ind. — A coroner says one of seven people shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana has died.

Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell says 17-year-old Daymarr Kennedy was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. 95 more words

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