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High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
Kashmir people vote in local polls amid cold and security

Kashmir people vote in local polls amid cold and security

SRINAGAR, India — Hundreds of thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir voted Saturday amid tight security and freezing cold temperatures in the first phase of local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautono
India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

NEW DELHI — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders.
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

BRUSSELS — Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever.
Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic's disbanded military nuclear program was killed Friday in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran, authorities said.
Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.

Outcry as Cuba removes protesters defending rapper

HAVANA — Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a centre for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attention.
Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

TOKYO — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May.
Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won't acknowledge

Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won't acknowledge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump still won't bring himself to concede the election he decisively lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Minnesota tribes file to halt pipeline approval due to virus

Two Native American tribes in northern Minnesota are asking state regulators to stop the imminent construction of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, saying it would increase the risk of coronavirus infections spreading.
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