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FILE - In this April 15, 2019 file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing Monday, April 15, 2019, before Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. Yujing Zhang told U.S. District Judge Roy Altman Tuesday, May 21, 2019 that she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself. Altman said he would not allow Zhang to dismiss her attorneys until she has been examined by a psychiatrist. If deemed competent, the judge said, she could represent herself. (Daniel Pontet via AP, File)
Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago wants to fire lawyersA Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago told a judge she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself
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Avenatti expects imminent indictment in Nike extortion caseAttorney Michael Avenatti says he expects to be indicted in the coming days in New York following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike
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New federal charges filed in California synagogue shootingNew federal charges have been filed against a man suspected of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo, a garbage shed spray painted by vandals with a Nazi flag and iron crosses stands on the grounds of the Congregation Shaarey Tefilla synagogue in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Ind. Nolan Brewer has been sentenced to three years in prison for spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti and lighting fires outside the synagogue. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says the 21-year-old Brewer was sentenced Monday evening, May 21, 2019 for conspiring to violate the civil rights of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla. Minkler announced Tuesday that Brewer pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime. (Justin Mack/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
Indiana synagogue vandal sentenced to 3 years in prisonA 21-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti and lighting fires outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012, file photo, Jessica Morgan, 19, of Whitehouse, Texas, and Bobby Ortiz, 18, of Whitehouse, hold signs supporting gay marriage outside of Chick-fil-A in Tyler, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he’ll sign a contentious measure that Republicans call a defense of Chick-fil-A and religious freedom but was tearfully opposed by gay lawmakers. The Texas House gave final approval to the bill Tuesday, May 21, 2019. It comes two months after San Antonio City Council members refused to let Chick-fil-A open an airport location. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP, File)
'Chick-fil-A' bill reignites LGBT opposition in TexasTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he'll sign a contentious measure that Republicans call a defense of Chick-fil-A and religious freedom but was tearfully opposed by gay lawmakers
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UN lowers global economic growth forecasts for 2019-2020The U.N. says it is lowering its forecasts for global economic growth in 2019 and 2020 as a result of high trade tensions, uncertainty over economic policies and softening business confidence
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter, right, accepts the O'Connor Justice Prize from former U.S. Ambassador to Finland Barbara Barrett, left, at The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Justice Prize Dinner in Phoenix. President Donald Trump has nominated Barrett to be the next secretary of the Air Force. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretaryPresident Donald Trump has nominated an aerospace executive to be the next secretary of the Air Force
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin, stands at the microphone during a House session in Nashville, Tenn. Casada announced Tuesday, May 21, 2019 he plans to resign from his leadership post following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus amid a scandal over explicit text messages. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
Tennessee House speaker to resign amid text message scandalTennessee's embattled House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign from his leadership post following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus
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Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama designNike won't release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama noted one of its traditional designs was used
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The Latest: Lawmaker asked to resign if abuse charge trueMississippi's House speaker says a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife in the face
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., departs a meeting with the Democratic Caucus where members heard from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not warTamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress Tuesday the U.S.'s recent actions deterred attacks on American forces
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, Libyan militia commander General Khalifa Hifter meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. After years of assassinations, bombings and militia firefights, Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi finally feels safe again -- but security has come at a staggering cost. The city center lies in ruins, thousands of people remain displaced, and forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, who now controls eastern Libya, have cracked down on dissent. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil warThe U.N. envoy for Libya is warning that the oil-rich nation "is on the verge of descending into a civil war" that could divide the country and imperil the security of its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean region
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