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Judge to hear bid to extradite driving school owner to Iraq

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PHOENIX — An Arizona judge will hold a hearing Thursday over whether to sign off on a request by the Iraqi government to extradite...

EU court: Poland’s disciplining of judges breaches EU law

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BRUSSELS — The European Union intensified a legal fight with Poland and Hungary on Thursday over respect for fundamental human rights and the rule...

For pregnant women, pandemic made hunt for drug rehab harder

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After using drugs on and off for years, Megan Sims wanted to get clean again. But she couldn’t bring herself to stop during the...

Uncovering boarding school history makes for monumental task

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They sat inside a dust-covered box that had been stashed away, untouched, for years: black-and-white photographs of Apache students who were...

Money in the bank: Child tax credit dollars head to parents

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WASHINGTON — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. ...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

Watching for birds & diversity: Audubon groups pledge change

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BOSTON — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high...

US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that...

Child tax credit starts hitting US families’ bank accounts

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WASHINGTON — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. ...

Worries over racism, waterways inspire push to rename fish

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Minnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was...