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Suspected bombs to Clinton, Obama, CNN prompt broad US probe

New York City police removed a suspected mail bomb from a Tribeca restaurant owned by actor Robert DeNiro, who has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, as U.S. authorities investigate a spree of such packages sent to media ...

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Supreme Court rejects lead-paint maker appeals in $400M case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California. The rebuff, issued without comment Monday, is a blow ...

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Kavanaugh, Supreme Court grapple with deportation clash

The U.S. Supreme Court and new Justice Brett Kavanaugh grappled with a Trump administration appeal in a deportation clash that touches on the debate over so-called sanctuary cities. Hearing arguments on Kavanaugh’s second day on the bench Wednesday, the justices ...

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SEC case ‘early Christmas’ for suits over Musk tweet

The SEC’S lawsuit against Elon Musk is a gift for investors suing over his now-infamous Aug. 7 tweet because it provides all kinds of damning information they can use against him. The monetary stakes in the private suits accusing Musk ...

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Trump’s little-known lawyer on the front lines against Mueller

Standing between Donald Trump and Robert Mueller is a little-known Florida lawyer who is leading high-stakes negotiations over whether the president will confront questioning from the special counsel’s investigators. Jane Raskin, who was hired by Trump in April, spent most ...

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JPMorgan will pay $24 million to end lawsuit from black advisers

As racial diversity tumbles on Wall Street, JPMorgan Chase has reached a settlement with financial advisers who say they were treated poorly because they’re black. Six current and former employees at the largest U.S. bank filed what they asked to ...

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Manafort ally agrees to cooperate with US after guilty plea

A former associate of Paul Manafort agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors as part of a guilty plea for failing to register in the U.S. as a foreign agent for his work lobbying on behalf of a Ukrainian political party. ...

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Opioid defendants step up giving as a costly reckoning looms

The drug industry is dishing out millions in grants and donations to organizations in cities, counties and states that have sued the companies over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic. The efforts could help makers and distributors of prescription painkillers, who ...

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Manafort judge wants no politics at trial

The judge overseeing the fraud trial of Paul Manafort wants politics barred from the evidence prosecutors will put on display about President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. Tell that to the jurors. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III has already ...

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Migrant children detail rough reality as judge weighs monitoring

As the U.S. races to meet a court deadline this week to reunite children separated from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, a judge in Los Angeles is weighing whether to appoint a monitor to oversee ...

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