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Obama administrations seeks to overturn harsh Alabama immigration law

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday sought to repeal a harsh new Alabama law on immigration, setting up the latest clash between the White House and Republican state leaders over the thorny issue of undocumented migrants. The Justice Department urged the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to…

Three Pakistanis plead guilty to U.S. terror charges

WASHINGTON — Three Pakistani nationals pleaded guilty before a US court Monday to terrorism-related charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban, Justice Department officials said. At a hearing before US District Judge John Bates in Washington, the three — Irfan Ul Haq, 37; Qasim Ali, 32; and Zahid Yousaf, 43 —…

DOJ files antitrust suit to block AT&T’s T-Mobile purchase

The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday it would seek to block AT&T’s $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile, saying it would be anti-competitive. The DOJ asked the court for a declaration that the takeover would violate U.S. antitrust law because it would “substantially lessen competition” in the U.S. wireless market. “The…

Army sergeant and colleague charged in Kuwait bribes scheme

WASHINGTON — A US Army sergeant and his colleague took more than $170,000 in a bribes and money laundering scheme at Camp Arifjan, a US military base in Kuwait, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. The 11-count indictment made public in Wheeling, West Virginia, charged Sergeant First Class Richard Evick,…

Arkansas man becomes first to be convicted under the federal anti-hate law ‘Shepard Act’

An Arkansas man pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of committing a federal hate crime and one count of conspiring to commit a federal hate crime for his role in chasing a car with five Hispanic men inside until it crashed, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday. Nineteen-year-old…

Exclusive: Photos show Michigan official protesting at gay rights rally

Andrew Shirvell, the Michigan Assistant Attorney General who appeared on CNN last night to defend his crusade against an openly gay student, was photographed in May 2010 carrying an anti-gay sign to a pro-gay rights rally. Raw Story has obtained these photos exclusively. When Fred Phelps and the anti-gay Westboro…

Michigan official defends calling gay student ‘Satan’s representative’ and protesting outside his house

“I have done NOTHING immoral OR illegal. Sadly, the same cannot be said for Armstrong and his fellow radical homosexual activists and “allies.” As Isaiah rightly prophesied: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness . . .” (5:20).…

Arlington, Texas couple get years in prison for enslaving Nigerian, mother of six

A US federal judge sentenced a Texas couple Friday for forcing a widowed Nigerian mother of six to serve in domestic servitude, holding her as a slave for over eight years. Prosecutors said the victim was recruited in Nigeria and lured to the United States with promises she would receive…

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