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Former Obama White House aide Seth Andrew sentenced to year in prison for charter school theft scheme

Seth Andrew Wikimedia Commons Former Obama White House education advisor Seth Andrew was sentenced Thursday to a year-and-one-day in federal prison for a scheme to steal $218,000 from a New York charter school network he founded. Andrew, 43, also was fined $5,000 at his sentencing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. He was arrested in […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice, replacing Stephen Breyer

Ketanji Brown Jackson made history Thursday as the first-ever black woman sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the Supreme Court becomes effective at noon after his nearly 28 years of service there. President Joe Biden nominated Jackson for the Supreme Court after […]

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Supreme Court to weigh whether state legislatures instead of state courts get final say in election rules

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North […]

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire Thursday, to be replaced by Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told President Joe Biden that he will officially retire at noon Thursday, and then immediately help swear in his successor Ketanji Brown Jackson hours after the court is set to release the last two rulings of its current term. Breyer’s letter to Biden was expected, as the 83-year-old justice said […]

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Norway: Pride attack suspect still won’t talk to police

Norwegian authorities say a man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival […]

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Norway: Deadly Pride attack suspect jailed, refuses to talk

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in the Norwegian capital, which authorities are treating as an Islamist attack, was ordered held Monday in pre-trial detention for four weeks — two of them in solitary confinement. He continued to refuse to be questioned. Zaniar Matapour, a 43-year-old […]

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Norway: Suspect in Pride Month attack won’t talk to police

OSLO, Norway — The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks, police and his defense lawyer said Sunday. The man, whom authorities described as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, — […]

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Man in Norway bow-and-arrow attack pleads guilty to murder

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A man charged with killing five people and wounding four others in southern Norway when he attacked strangers with a bow and arrows and knives pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and attempted murder. “I admit criminal guilt for the entire charges,” the suspect, Espen Andersen Bråthen, 38, said as his trial started […]

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Norway shaken by attack that kills 2 during Pride festival

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gunman who opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district has killed two men and left more than 20 other people injured during the LGBTQ Pride festival in Norway’s capital. The Norwegian security service called the attack early Saturday an “Islamist terror act” and raised the country’s terror alert level from “moderate” […]

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Norwegian man convicted of killing 5 in bow-and-arrow attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A man was found guilty Friday of murder and attempted murder for fatally stabbing five people and wounding four others in southern Norway when he attacked strangers with a bow and arrows and knives. The Buskerud District Court sentenced Espen Andersen Bråthen to compulsory mental health care. Three forensic psychiatric experts who […]