(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court. Silver, a Democrat, had appealed a July 2017 lower court ruling that set aside his conviction because of a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Deporting immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children will not be a top federal law enforcement priority even if lawmakers do not pass a program to protect them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said in an interview aired on Tuesday. Kirstjen Nielsen, speaking ahead of a congressional
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building this week that sent visiting students plunging to the ground, a preliminary report by the public works ministry has found. More than 70 people were injured in Monday’s incident, which was captured
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O‘Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s most successful artists. O‘Riordan, 46, was found dead in a London hotel on Monday morning during a recording trip to London ahead of a
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s previous match at the Australian Open sent her career spiraling to the darkest of depths but she returned in bright sunshine on Tuesday with a performance that went some way to banishing those demons. The 30-year-old former champion, whose positive doping test after a quarter-final defeat by Serena Williams in
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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded nine episodes of tremor, four of which accompanied lava fountains, and 75
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