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Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law


A federal judge on Thursday sided with women's health provider Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit aiming to block a Mississippi law that barred medical providers that perform abortions from participating in the state's Medicaid program.

Trump says he will accept election result - if he wins

WASHINGTON/DELAWARE, Ohio U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election - "if I win" - fueling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress. | Video

Election 2016, Politics 12:57am EDT

Activists rally on anniversary of Chicago teen's killing

CHICAGO Around 200 activists and supporters gathered outside Chicago's police headquarters on Thursday to voice support for proposed recall legislation that targets elected officials and is inspired by the fatal shooting a black teenager by a white officer two years ago.

Oct 20 2016

Milwaukee officer who killed black man charged with sex assault

Police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday said the officer whose killing of a black man in August sparked nights of rioting has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting another man just a day after the deadly shooting.

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Trump, Clinton tension seeps into jokes at annual charity dinner

NEW YORK U.S. presidential campaign tensions seeped into a high-profile charity dinner on Thursday as Donald Trump joked about sending Hillary Clinton to prison and she alluded to Trump’s statements about women by estimating how he might rate the Statue of Liberty's attractiveness a four, maybe a five. | Video

Election 2016, Politics, 12:39am EDT

'Walking while trans' can be a death sentence in the U.S.

WASHINGTON Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States. | Video

Oct 20 2016

Arizona inmate, wife indicted in plot to bomb state prison

PHOENIX An Arizona inmate and his wife have been indicted on terrorism and conspiracy charges in connection with a plot to build and explode a homemade bomb inside a state prison, court documents made public on Thursday showed.

Oct 20 2016

Journalism group wants charges dropped against pipeline protest filmmakers

LOS ANGELES A press freedom group on Thursday urged prosecutors in two states to drop charges against three documentary filmmakers who were arrested while filming activists as they sought to shut down major oil pipelines from Canada to the United States.

Film Oct 20 2016

Mexico stops truck with 121 Central American migrants bound for U.S.

MEXICO CITY Immigration authorities in southern Mexico stopped a truck carrying 121 Central American migrants with signs of asphyxiation and dehydration, the National Migration Institute said in a statement on Thursday.

Oct 20 2016

Long-time Arizona sheriff Arpaio trails in re-election bid: poll

PHOENIX Embattled Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, whose get-tough policies to fight illegal immigration and praise of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought him nationwide attention, trails his opponent in this year's election by nearly 15 percentage points, according to a Thursday poll.

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