Federal judge blocks Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants seeking visas

A federal judge in Oregon on Saturday blocked the Trump administration’s rule requiring immigrants applying for U.S. visas to prove they have health insurance or can afford medical costs from going into effect Sunday.

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Kentucky Supreme Court dismisses claim against print shop owner who refused to make gay pride T-shirt

The Kentucky Supreme Court dismissed a discrimination claim Thursday against a print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt because he said it was against his religious beliefs.

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White House, Congress square off in court over whether Trump officials can be forced to testify

The executive branch and the House of Representatives squared off in federal court Thursday on two separate cases over whether former White House officials can be forced to testify before congressional committees amid the Trump impeachment inquiry.

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DOJ sues Walmart for allegedly refusing to hire employee with naval reserve obligations

The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday alleging Walmart denied a Navy Reserve officer a job due to upcoming reserve duties. 

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Hiram Sasser: Left uses lies about LGBT views to attack outstanding Trump judicial nominee at Senate hearing

Lawrence VanDyke is one of President Trump’s outstanding nominees to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But he was the target of a disgraceful character assassination attempt Wednesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciar…

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Rex Tillerson testifies Exxon researched climate change’s effects on bottom line

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday that the company he formerly led as CEO, Exxon Mobil, did not attempt to downplay the effects of climate change regulation to investors. 

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Nicholas Sandmann attorney hopes reopened case will ‘pull back the blinds’ on the Washington Post

An attorney for the MAGA-hat wearing student suing the Washington Post and other news outlets for defamation said he hopes the newly-reopened legal case will expose the inner thoughts of the newspaper’s editorial.

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New challenge to union power brewing in wake of Janus ruling

In the wake of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling that public-sector unions cannot force non-members to pay a fee for representation in the workplace, a new challenge to union power is taking shape. 

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Southwest Airlines pilots live-streamed video from bathroom to cockpit iPad, lawsuit claims

A Phoenix-based flight attendant has sued Southwest Airlines, accusing the carrier of retaliation after she reported she had seen two pilots live-streaming video from inside the plane’s restroom to an iPad in the cockpit.

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Federal judge rules congressional Democrats can have access to Mueller grand jury material

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee can have access to redacted grand jury material from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

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Georgia sheriff’s ‘No Trick-or-Treat’ signs trigger lawsuit from sex offenders

A group of sex offenders in Georgia is suing the Butts County Sheriff’s office for posting “No Trick-or-Treat” signs on their homes. 

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Chinese national convicted of trying to export US military technology to China

A Chinese national was sentenced Wednesday to 40 months in prison after being accused of conspiring to export U.S. military and space technology to China, the Justice Department said Friday.

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Woman pleads guilty to homicide after fatally botching silicone butt injection

A New York woman pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide after she accidentally killed a patient in a botched plastic surgery procedure then fled the country, according to federal prosecutors.

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Honduran president’s brother convicted in drug conspiracy, witnesses accuse president of enabling

A New York City jury convicted the brother of the Honduran president Friday on cocaine trafficking charges in a massive drug conspiracy case. Prosecutors said he relied on “state sponsored drug trafficking” enabled by his brother, the Central American …

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Businessmen plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates

Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that they conspired with two associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions to prominent Republican politicians they thought could boost their political and business int…

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What is ‘executive privilege’? A source of controversy in every recent administration

Executive privilege has been around since the earliest days of the country, and gives the executive branch the ability to withhold certain internal discussions and documents from scrutiny.

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California business owner gets 3 weeks in jail for rigging son’s ACT exam, falsely listing him as a minority

The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison after she was accused of paying $15,000 to rig her son’s ACT exam and of falsely listing him as a racial minority on college applications.

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Appeals court blocks Ohio ban on Down syndrome abortions

A divided federal appeals court on Friday ruled Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show the baby has Down syndrome.

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Federal appeals court rules against Trump in battle over tax returns

A federal appeals court in Washington has sided against President Trump, saying his financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives as the president’s legal team prepares to appeal.

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Uber driver who fatally shot drunken passenger not guilty of murder

The Uber driver who fatally shot a drunken, unruly passenger was found not guilty of murder by a Colorado jury Thursday. 

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