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Trump’s top candidate for N.Y. prosecutor testified for convicted Ill. governor, angering feds

President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to run the nation’s most prestigious prosecutor’s office infuriated government lawyers a decade ago by testifying as a defense witness for a former Illinois governor facing U.S. corruption charges. It was a bizarre spectacle because ...

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Giuliani talk with Erdogan adds mystery to U.S. sanctions case

A wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader facing U.S. charges that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions for sponsoring terrorism has an unlikely ally: Rudy Giuliani. It’s a surprising role for Giuliani, who was dubbed “America’s Mayor” for his uncompromising response to ...

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‘Harangue’ in high court upheld as a crime

What constitutes a harangue? Within the walls of the U.S. Supreme Court, you’ll know it when you hear it. A federal appeals court in Washington upheld the words “harangue” and “oration” in a criminal law used to charge five people ...

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FBI’s lawyer sting rattles billion-dollar whistle-blower unit

The Justice Department offers secrecy and cash to whistle-blowers for information about companies that cheated the government. But one former government attorney is accused of using that information for his own gain. Turning the tables on a unit that can ...

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Sessions sticks to Justice Department basics amid Russia uproar

A week into his tenure as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions is going about the business of establishing his conservative agenda at the Justice Department — and keeping his distance from the political storms closing in. The former Republican senator ...

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Microsoft adds patent suit protections for cloud customers

Microsoft will help cloud customers fend off patent lawsuits and expand coverage of related litigation costs, seeking to distinguish its services from rivals in the fast-growing market for internet-based computing. As more companies host their applications and services on Microsoft’s ...

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