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WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected.

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A grieving Lebanese family in Oklahoma says the judicial system did not do enough to keep them safe from a next-door neighbor arrested on suspicion of murdering their loved one.

In interviews with TPM, local attorneys and a professor who researches stalking said that the years of ethnic harassment and physical abuse that Stanley Vernon Majors directed towards his neighbors, the Jabaras, provided a Tulsa County judge with ample evidence of the grave threat he posed. Yet those legal experts also weren't surprised Majors was allowed to go free on bail in the face of that evidence.

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Texas and four other states, along with some religious medical organizations, filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a regulation issued by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on transgender health. The challengers say the regulation -- which bans the discrimination of transgender health treatment in federally-funded services -- amounts to numerous statutory and constitutional violations, including infringing on the religious liberty of doctors.

The Becket Fund -- a religious freedom legal advocacy group that successfully sued the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate -- is also involved with the case

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Vice President Joe Biden attempted to put the United States' NATO allies at ease Tuesday during a trip to Latvia, telling Baltic leaders to pay no attention to Donald Trump's July comments suggesting he would not automatically defend NATO members.

"I want to make it absolutely clear to all the people in Baltic states: we have pledged our sacred honor, the United States of America ... to the NATO treaty and Article Five," Biden said, according to Reuters.

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