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Justice Department Bosses Due In Congress Amid Fallout Over 2016 Election Probes

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 05:00

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray may get a contentious reception in the House Judiciary Committee.

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Opioid Makers Cut Back On Marketing Payments To Doctors

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 05:00

ProPublica found that drugmakers spent less to market opioids to doctors in 2016 than in prior years. Studies have shown that payments to doctors are linked to more prescriptions for the drugs.

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Trump Says He Will Nominate New Supreme Court Justice From This List

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 05:00

The 25 individuals are thought to be reliable conservatives, most now serving on federal appeals courts or state supreme courts. The list includes one lawmaker: Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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Reuniting Families Separated At The Border Proves Complicated

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 05:00

A volunteer in Baltimore spends her days trying to reconnect migrant children and parents who have been separated and detained. One story illustrate why it is not necessarily simple.

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President Trump: Kennedy Retirement Makes Senate Control 'Vital' For Republicans

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 23:07

At a campaign rally in North Dakota, President Trump underscored to voters how critical keeping a GOP Senate majority in November's midterm elections is in order to secure Supreme Court picks.

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Tropical Forests Suffered Second-Worst Loss Of Trees On Record Last Year

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 20:20

In 2017, 39 million acres of tree cover disappeared, an area as big as Bangladesh. "The report is telling a bleak picture," researcher Mikaela Weisse said. "What we are doing right now isn't enough."

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Justice Department: Disney Can Buy 21st Century Fox, But With One Caveat

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:23

The deal can go through, but Disney must sell all 22 Fox-owned regional sports networks, to avoid undue dominance in sports broadcasting.

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A Brief History Of Anthony Kennedy's Swing Vote — And The Landmark Cases It Swayed

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:00

For 30 years the justice has been known for breaking ties between the Supreme Court's liberal and conservative blocs — which means Kennedy has played a key role in many major cases. Here's a look.

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Trump's Uncontroversial VA Pick Sails Through Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:21

President Trump fired his first VA secretary, and his first nominee withdrew. His next pick, Robert Wilkie, is a veteran and a seasoned Washington official.

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U.K. Supreme Court Rules It's Unfair To Offer Civil Unions Only To Same-Sex Couples

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:12

A London couple has been fighting to open up civil unions to straight couples. Britain's Supreme Court ruled in their favor on Wednesday, although the decision does not automatically change the law.

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Saving Moms' Lives During Childbirth Just Got Easier

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:43

A new formulation of a old drug could save tens of thousands of women each year, the World Health Organization says, by preventing them from bleeding to death after labor.

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Federal Hate Crime Charges For Driver At Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:31

Prosecutors say James A. Fields Jr. targeted counterprotesters for their race, color, religion and national origin when he plowed his car into them last year, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

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In Texas, A Summer Job That Helps Provide Temporary Refuge For Migrants

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:27

Casa Vides is a small, home-based shelter in El Paso. College students are among those living and working there to care for migrant families and teens who are awaiting immigration hearings.

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Georgia Man Convicted In Slaying Of Black Man In Decades-Old Cold Case

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:22

Franklin Gebhardt was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 20 years for brutally murdering Timothy Coggins. Prosecutors said Gebhardt killed Coggins for socializing with a white woman.

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He Gave Up His Asylum Claim To Get His Child Back, But That Hasn't Happened Yet

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:59

When a father and daughter traveled to the U.S. to escape gangs in Guatemala, they were separated at the border. One stayed in California, one went to New York and they couldn't communicate again.

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Libyan Militant Gets 22-Year Sentence For Role In Benghazi Attacks

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:56

Ahmed Abu Khatallah was charged in the 2012 assault that killed four Americans. He was acquitted of murder, but his terrorism-related convictions could have meant life in prison.

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Poland Backtracks On A Controversial Holocaust Speech Law

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:48

Under the law, anyone who accuses the country of complicity in Nazi crimes during World War II could face three years' imprisonment. But lawmakers voted to remove that penalty on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court To Lose Its Swing Voter: Justice Anthony Kennedy To Retire

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:17

Justice Kennedy is a moderate and a champion for the gay rights movement. President Trump will likely replace him with a staunch conservative, which would fundamentally shift the culture of the court.

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House Democrats Reeling After Crowley Upset By Long-Shot Challenger

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:48

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed the idea that the stunning loss of a top party leader to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive socialist candidate, has wider implications for the party.

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Joe Jackson, Strict Manager And Father To Pop Royalty, Dead At 89

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:22

The patriarch helped take his legendary family from Gary, Ind., to global stardom, though the disciplinarian streak he used to get them there proved controversial later in life.

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