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Tribes, Environmentalists Battle Copper Mine in Arizona

Tribes, Environmentalists Battle Copper Mine in Arizona

By Anita Snow | May 21
Native American tribes and environmental groups have sued to stop Hudbay Minerals Inc., arguing its mine could desecrate sacred, ancestral lands and dry up wells and waterways while ravaging habitat for endangered jaguar and other species.

After Raid, San Francisco Reporter Seeks Return of Property

After Raid, San Francisco Reporter Seeks Return of Property

By Janie Har | May 21
A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of property after police raided his home with a sledgehammer, as officials sought to determine the source of a leaked police report into the death of the city's public defender.

In Defining Consent, There's A Gap Between the Law, Culture

In Defining Consent, There's A Gap Between the Law, Culture

By Jocelyn Noveck | May 20
Just what constitutes an expression of consent is a hotly debated topic in the justice system and in society at large.

AP Fact Check: Trump Cries 'Treason' over Campaign Scrutiny

AP Fact Check: Trump Cries 'Treason' over Campaign Scrutiny

By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | May 20
President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed any actual crime.

Trump's EPA Shifts More Environmental Enforcement to States

Trump's EPA Shifts More Environmental Enforcement to States

By Ellen Knickmeyer | May 20
For years, when Bokoshe residents were outside, the powdery ash blowing from the trucks and the ash dump on the edge of town would "kind of engulf you." Their experience might foretell similar fates for other towns.

Hundreds Protest Alabama Abortion Ban: 'My Body, My Choice!'

Hundreds Protest Alabama Abortion Ban: 'My Body, My Choice!'

By Kim Chandler | May 20
Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!"

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on Ending DACA

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on Ending DACA

By Alan Suderman | May 19
The federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.

A Separate War: Pioneering Black Marines Endured, Prevailed

A Separate War: Pioneering Black Marines Endured, Prevailed

By Tom Foreman Jr. | May 18
It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were not welcome, so he could defend a country that denied him the rights he wanted to fight for.

Trump Plan Would Shift Immigration Focus to 'Merit'

Trump Plan Would Shift Immigration Focus to 'Merit'

By Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro, and Jill Colvin | May 18
Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach.

Mongols Biker Club Fined $500,000 but Keeps Logo Trademarks

Mongols Biker Club Fined $500,000 but Keeps Logo Trademarks

May 18
A federal judge on Friday fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo.

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