Chicago to sue US Justice Department over funding threat

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said the city will sue the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city and against threats to withhold U.S. grant funds.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UAW defiant in Mississippi loss as union opponents celebrate

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union.

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  • Written by By JEFF AMY, Associated Press

US court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

Idea of Democrats funding anti-abortion candidates draws ire

The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights.

  • Written by By BILL BARROW and DAVID CRARY , Associated Press