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Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

James Alex Fields Jr. stood stoically with his hands folded in front of him as a court clerk read the verdict, which now must be taken under advisement by the judge, who will issue the final sentence. Judge Richard Moore scheduled a sentencing hearing for March 29.

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Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Church officials say a pair of nuns embezzled a “substantial” amount of money from the Southern California Catholic school where they worked for decades and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas casinos.

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ACLU settles suit over governor’s censored Facebook page

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Facebook page of Maine’s Republican governor will no longer block critics, according to a settlement reached last week with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and the operators of the Facebook page.

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released.

Sandy Hook group’s new PSA to highlight warning signs

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An organization formed by the parents of children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is coming out with a public service announcement designed to help identify individuals planning mass shootings.

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