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Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Read more

Sun, snow and shirtless: Asia's Sports Photos of 2018

From scorching tennis courts in a summer Down Under, to the ice and snow of Pyeongchang, the surf and sand of Australia's Gold Coast and the humid, hectic heart of Jakarta, a rich diversity of Asia's venues have been showcased for a global sporting audience in 2018. Read more

SoftBank's mobile unit begins trading in 1 of biggest IPOs

TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank Group Corp.'s Japanese mobile subsidiary began trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday in one of the world's biggest share offerings. Read more

Kentucky legislature adjourns without passing pension bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Called back into session after a stinging loss at the Supreme Court, Kentucky's Republican-dominated legislature decided to go home on Tuesday without passing a replacement pension law despite warnings of financial ruin by the state's GOP governor. Read more

Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada became the first state in the U.S. with an overall female majority in the Legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state Assembly. Read more