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National & World Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted (Photo Gallery)
As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.
National & World Federal appeals court to consider lifting hold on Obama immigration plan
As demonstrators gathered Friday outside a New Orleans federal courthouse, appellate judges were preparing to consider whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
National & World Veteran Chinese journalist sentenced to 7 years for leaking info Veteran Chinese journalist sentenced to 7 years for leaking info
A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday for leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.
National & World Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found
The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until it is located.
National & World Oklahoma bill on Uber deletes protection for gay riders
A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed.