U.S. judge grants citizenship to twin son of same-sex couple after status initially denied

A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a same-sex married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to two-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks, District Judge John F. Walter found. The lawsuit filed ...

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Fire tears through Bangladesh’s capital, kills at least 70

A devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said. The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by firefighters. Some of the about 50 people injured were critically burned. The Chawkbazar area where the fire was burning is ...

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Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency, faces 16-state lawsuit

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do “very well,” against the suit, adding that he had an “absolute right” to make the declaration. “I think in the end we’re going ...

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Coalition of 16 states sues Trump administration over emergency declaration

At least 16 states — led by California — have joined to sue the Trump administration over the U.S. president’s declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.  The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Monday, after Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a ...

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Haitian government promises ‘return to normal life’ as isolated protests in capital continue

The Haitian government has asked the country’s citizens to return to normal activities on Monday after 11 days of anti-government riots that have shut down everything from schools and grocery stores to the supply of essentials such as water and fuel. In a press release issued Sunday afternoon, Jean Michel Lapin, the minister for culture and communication, outlined “firm instructions to public and national ...

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