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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The world is responding with condemnation, but also skepticism, about North Korea's declaration that it tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time. The nuclear test was the fourth for the isolated regime since 2006. The U.S. is still doing the work needed to learn more about the North's test. The U.N. Security council met in emergency session today and called the test "a clear violation" of its resolutions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say House Republicans are engaging in pointless theater by voting for the 62nd time to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. Because of the way the repeal is written, Senate Democrats won't have the ability to use procedural rules to block it. That means the president will have to use his veto pen.
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper has been charged with perjury for conduct related to a contentious traffic stop of a black woman who was eventually arrested for assault and then died three days later in jail. A grand jury indicted Trooper Brian Encinia with the misdemeanor charge. Encinia has been on desk duty since Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell in July from what officials say was a suicide. She was pulled over for a traffic infraction.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says state probate judges remain under a court order to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples. The U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage more than six months ago. Moore was once removed from judicial office for refusing to follow a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandment's monument from the state judicial building,
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles County have declined to charge Bill Cosby with sexually abusing two teenagers in 1965 and 2008. They cited time limits and a lack of evidence. The decision comes about a week after Cosby was charged in Pennsylvania with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 inside his home near Philadelphia.
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