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Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

FILE - This Jan. 18, 2010 file photo shows steaks and other beef products displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. A federal appeals court upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and s…

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Southwest ranchers, meatpackers who do business with Mexico have opposed the labels.

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Head of the Jewish autonomous region Alexander Vinnikov in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Roberts zealously guards the court's institutional standing against accusations of overreaching.

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Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison.

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Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

FILE - In this combination file photos provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is Salah Salahadyn, right, and Universal K. Allah, left, both of Milwaukee. Salahadyn and co-defendant Allah, suspects in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin taken from a Milwaukee concertmaste…

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

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