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LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama is in Peru for an economic summit that will be attended by other world leaders. Obama is to meet with Peru's leader Saturday in Lima. He'll also meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng). Obama will meet with Asian leaders on Sunday. The trip is Obama's final foreign tour.

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for plaintiffs in the settled Trump University fraud lawsuit says all participants in the class-action litigation will get at least half of their money back and some will get it all. President-elect Donald Trump agreed to the $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over his former school for real estate investors. He'd said during the campaign that he'd never settle. The suits had alleged that Trump University failed to deliver the quality real estate investing education it promised.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates are voicing concern that if he becomes attorney general, Jeff Sessions could sideline or undo some of the civil rights efforts of the Obama administration. Those efforts have included investigations of police departments for unconstitutional practices, and lawsuits aimed at protecting the rights of transgender individuals, black voters and the disabled. A Senate confirmation hearing for the Alabama senator could rehash the racially-charged allegations that derailed Sessions' efforts to become a federal judge. Sessions has called those allegations "false."

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer has appeared in court on charges stemming from the shooting death of a black man during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb this summer. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was released on his own recognizance after the brief hearing. Yanez did not enter a plea. Yanez was charged this week with second-degree manslaughter in the July death of Philando Castile. Members of Castile's family attended the hearing as did supporters of Yanez.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sharon Stone has turned a celebrity spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The actress delivered an emotional tribute Friday to the woman who was assaulted while unconscious last year by a former Stanford University swimmer. Stone took the stage at Santa Clara University during a symposium on campus sexual assault and wiped back tears during a 25-minute reading of excerpts of the victim's letter to her attacker, Brock Turner.

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