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New York state’s attorney general asked a judge Wednesday to help resolve conflicting accounts by President Donald Trump and his administration as to whether they still want a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Attorney General Letitia James asked U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman for a hearing over the…

A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive but convicted of posing with the corpse was sentenced by a military jury Wednesday to a reduction in rank and four months of confinement. A judge, however, credited Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher with enough time already…

The windows where scantily clad sex workers stand to attract customers in Amsterdam could be closing for good. The city’s mayor proposed fundamental changes Wednesday to the network of narrow alleys and canal side streets that make up Amsterdam’s famed red light district.   The proposals range from closing the…

The U.S. Homeland Security chief on Wednesday ordered an immediate investigation into a report that current and former U.S. Border Patrol agents are part of a Facebook group that posts racist, sexist and violent comments about migrants and Latin American lawmakers. Acting Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan said “any employee…

Israeli police were bracing for another day of violent protests Wednesday after community activists called for renewed street demonstrations in response to the killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer. As crowds of protesters gathered in cities across Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged calm and said…

Turkey’s state-run news agency says two Russian women who are suspected of being Islamic State militants and are allegedly listed as wanted by Interpol have been detained by authorities.   Anadolu Agency said Wednesday that the two were detained in the border town of Akcakale while trying to enter Turkey…

Hundreds of New York City police officers honored a former detective who fought until his final days for the extension of health benefits for 9/11 first responders. The funeral ceremony for Detective Luis Alvarez, 53, is being held at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, New York. Alvarez died Saturday in…

A rare bombing in the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed Kashmir region has killed at least five soldiers and injured another. A military statement said the deadly blast occurred a few kilometers from the Line of Control (LoC) that separates Pakistani and Indian portions of the divided Himalayan territory. It…

Iran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions targeting the country.  The comments by President Hassan Rouhani…

An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens, officials in the country’s U.N.-supported government said. The airstrike was likely to raise further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants…

The intensity of President Donald Trump’s hardline approach to immigration hasn’t just pushed the Republican Party rightward — it’s also moving Democrats in ways that are profoundly transforming the immigration debate. Gone are hopes for a big, bipartisan immigration overhaul once envisioned in Congress. With dire conditions taking hold at…

New polls show California Senator and Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris surging after her performance in last week’s first Democratic candidates’ debate. The surveys also show Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren gaining ground while the current Democratic frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, is slipping. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has also…