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Four dead in Chicago hospital shooting

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/20/18, 11:08 am

Four people, including two medical workers, a police officer, and the suspected gunman, were killed after an argument turned into a shooting at a Chicago hospital Monday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi described the shooting as a “domestic-related active shooter incident.” The alleged attacker, Juan Lopez, was arguing with emergency room physician Tamara O’Neal, 38, outside Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s South Side when he pulled out a gun and fatally shot her.

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Judge blocks Trump asylum order

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/20/18, 10:54 am

A federal judge in California has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to migrants who illegally cross the border into the United States. In his Monday ruling, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama, said ;immigration law allows persons to seek asylum regardless of whether they arrived “at a designated port of arrival,” adding, “Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.”

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Lawyer: Asia Bibi needs Western visa

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 10:43 am

A lawyer for Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of charges of blasphemy against Islam last month, said she would like to leave Pakistan for any Western country willing to accept her and her family. During a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, Saiful Malook said the 54-year-old mother of five cannot depart Pakistan without a visa from another country: “So far, no government has come forward in such an open and free manner.”

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