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Death-row inmates sue over same-day notice of execution (access required)

Welcome to Monday, the 157th anniversary of Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s re-election victory over his Democratic opponent, George B. McClellan. Here are some news items for the eighth day of November. — Japanese death-row inmates sue over same-day notification of ...

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Japan OKs $2M to study high-speed rail in Maryland (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. says his country has authorized $2 million to support a feasibility study on building a high-speed train between Baltimore and Washington. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae made the announcement Wednesday after signing a memorandum of ...

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Japanese firm fined $67.7M in shipping conspiracy

A major Japanese shipping company agreed Friday to pay the United States a $67.7 million criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices for international ocean shipments of cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and other locations, the Justice Department said.

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China auto sales fall as Japanese brands shunned

BEIJING — China’s auto sales shrank in September as a territorial dispute with Tokyo prompted buyers to avoid Japanese brands, hurting already weakening demand. Sales of passenger vehicles declined 0.3 percent from a year earlier to 1.32 million units, the ...

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Supreme Court rejects Md. man’s international child custody dispute (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Maryland father’s bid to regain custody of his 9-year-old daughter, who has lived her whole life in Japan, following the death of the girl’s mother.

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