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Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

MOSCOW — For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government’s plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized by city officials. Communist Party chief Gennady Zyuganov … Continue reading Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

WASHINGTON | Sen. Feinstein gives investigators info she got on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she has notified federal investigators about information she received — and won’t disclose publicly — concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The California Democrat said in a statement Thursday that she “received information from an individual concerning the nomination.” She said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sen. Feinstein gives investigators info she got on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian meeting with Trump on prison reform

WASHINGTON— Reality television star Kim Kardashian is at the White House Wednesday for a meeting with President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform. That’s according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the matter on the record. TMZ first reported Kardashian’s visit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian meeting with Trump on prison reform

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece— A pro-Kurdish former lawmaker convicted of insulting Turkey’s president has requested asylum in Greece after illegally crossing the border, Greek authorities said Friday. A police official said Turkish citizen Leyla Birlik, 44, surrendered to Greek police Wednesday near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis, and was in the process of requesting asylum in Greece. … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

WASHINGTON | Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

WASHINGTON  — The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time when a string of especially deadly school shootings earlier … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

WASHINGTON | Prison, sentencing reform push to wait until after midterms

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Senate leaders agreed Thursday to hold off on compromise criminal justice reform legislation until after the midterm elections. The delay is intended to head off a nasty debate in the lead-up to the midterms and give supporters more time to hash out details and rally support. The agreement was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Prison, sentencing reform push to wait until after midterms

WASHINGTON | Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

WASHINGTON  — A senior Trump administration official says the Education Department is weighing whether to allow states to use federal grants earmarked for academic enrichment to purchase guns for schools. The official told the Associated Press on Thursday that the agency is reviewing legislation governing the grants to see if the money can be used … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems

PARIS — The Latest on a knife attack in France (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The French interior minister says a man who killed his mother and sister in a knife attack west of Paris had “serious psychiatric problems.” Gerard Collomb said the attack in the town of Trappes on Thursday is not being treated … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems