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A US federal judge denied bail Friday to a convicted former Colombian official arrested this week in Florida under an extradition order from Bogota. In a Miami federal court, Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes said that Andres Arias Leiva, a former Colombian agriculture secretary who is seeking US political asylum, was a flight risk. US authorities arrested Arias Leiva on Wednesday in Florida.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.