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Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

In a time of high drama over executions in Arkansas, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that could determine the fate of two of the condemned men in the Razorback state, as well as others on death row elsewhere.

At issue is whether an indigent defendant whose sanity is a significant factor in his trial, is entitled to assistance from a mental health expert witness who is independent of the prosecutors.

President Trump heads back inside the Trump National Golf Club clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., on Nov. 20, 2016.

New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

As the Florida summer heats up, President Donald Trump is expected to decamp from his weekend retreat at the Mar-a-Lago Club in West Palm Beach to spend more time at one of his golf clubs in New Jersey.

Now the sleepy town of Bedminster is bracing for the attention — and the security bills — that may follow.

Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

Four out of five older Americans with hearing loss just ignore it, in part because a hearing aid is an unwelcome sign of aging. But what if hearing aids looked like stylish fashion accessories and could be bought at your local pharmacy like reading glasses?

That's the vision of Kristen "KR" Liu, who's the director of accessibility and advocacy for Doppler Labs, a company marketing one of these devices. She thinks a hearing aid could be "something that's hip and cool and people have multiple pairs and it's fashionable."

Police have distributed a poster asking for information, accompanied by a picture of Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, photographed in 2013, dressed in a cream-colored jacket and pearls with wire-rimmed eyeglasses.

NYPD Deems Judge's Death 'Suspicious' After Leaning Toward Suicide

The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12.

At first, clues led authorities to believe she committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs that a crime had taken place.

One Arkansas Execution Takes Place As Other Inmates Head To Death Chamber

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Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

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In French Election, Established Politicians Are Out

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Designer Anastasiya Rudnik is a co-owner of the Ukrainian Street Wear shop in central Kiev.

Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

A couple of years ago, Kiev business journalist Yuliya Savostina decided to try an experiment: to spend a year living off food and other goods produced exclusively in Ukraine.

Inspired by the local food movement in the United States, Savostina started a blog to document her experience. She didn't expect it to last very long.

National Front Leader Marine Le Pen, casts her vote for the French elections in a polling station on April 23, 2017 in Henin Beaumont, France.

French Voters Shun Political Parties, Sending Macron, Le Pen To Presidential Runoff

Updated at 11:50 p.m. EST

Emmanuel Macron, a centrist politician who's never held elective office, and Marine Le Pen, the far-right firebrand who wants to take France out of the European Union, are expected to advance to next month's runoff for the presidency of the country, according to official results.

Conservationist Kuki Gallmann speaks at the launch of World Migratory Bird Day, in April 2006. Gallmann was shot in the stomach Sunday while surveying arson damage to her property.

'I Dreamed Of Africa' Author And Conservationist, Shot In Kenya

Kuki Gallmann, a conservationist best known for her book I Dreamed of Africa, was ambushed and shot while she drove across her conservancy in Kenya Sunday morning.

Gallmann, 73, was shot in the stomach and "severely injured" while surveying her property with rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service, according to her brother-in-law Nigel Adams and a press release from a farmers' association of which she's a member.

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