Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Guantanamo release

Courts | A federal judge rules that 17 detained Uighurs be freed and allowed to live in the United States
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/08/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. government must release 17 Uighurs, who are Chinese Muslims, from its enemy combatant prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Though a government appeal late Wednesday stayed the order for the time being, this is the first time prisoners would be released from Guantanamo by court order.

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AIG's turn

Money | The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform questions and scolds two former CEOs of the bailed-out insurance company
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/07/08, 12:00 am

Congressional finger-wagging continued Tuesday in the second hearing to determine the roots of the current financial crisis, which was heightened by the stock market's 500-point drop the same day.

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First Monday in October

Law | The U.S.
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/06/08, 12:00 am

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court headed for its new term Monday with a high-profile case between Altria Group Inc., parent of the cigarette company Philip Morris, and smokers seeking damages, addressing the limits of lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers.

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