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Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement as Netanyahu OKs new construction
Daniel Estrin, The Associated Press

JERUSALEM - Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

The move, which is likely to draw international rebuke, comes amid a standoff in the Beit El settlement, to the north of Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Judge nixes suit by Zimmerman parents against Roseanne Barr

Judge tosses lawsuit filed by Zimmerman parents against Roseanne Barr over Twitter post
The Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. - A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr after the comedian and actress put their address on her Twitter feed.

Circuit Judge Melanie Chase on Tuesday granted a summary judgment in favour of Barr. Her attorney argued that Barr was exercising her First Amendment rights and that the address was already public information.

David Heil, the lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman, contended they did not feel safe in their home after Barr tweeted their address three years ago.

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