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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overrule decision on DACA documents

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to overrule a lower court’s decision that officials turn over internal documents that led to the decision to rescind the program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. A panel ...

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Justices seem open to more restraints on government access to digital data

WASHINGTON – A majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to agree Wednesday that the abundance of private information available about Americans in the digital age might require new restraints on government’s ability to access it. In the specific case before ...

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Piece of art or just dessert?

Duff Goldman knows cake art. Since launching Charm City Cakes in 2002, the “Ace of Cakes” star has sold tens of thousands of fantastical, towering tiers of goodness: President Barack Obama’s 2012 inauguration cake, a Hogwarts Harry Potter cake, a ...

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Jeff Sessions’ ‘failure to recall’ gives defense lawyers new argument

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions changed his account of what he knew about the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia earlier this month, he stressed that he had “always told the truth” as he remembered it at the time. “I’ve answered ...

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Will Supreme Court open dam on legalized sports betting?

LAS VEGAS — Twelve television screens in Jay Kornegay’s office just off the casino floor are filled with NFL action. His cellphone is blowing up. His inbox blinks with new emails. Twitter won’t stop chirping. But only one thing can ...

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FBI not likely to seek a legal battle over locked Texas iPhone

The FBI is unlikely to try to make a federal legal case out of a locked iPhone used by a lone Texas gunman who fatally shot more than two dozen churchgoers two weeks ago, according to U.S. officials. Some officials ...

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Trump voter fraud commission sued by one of its own members

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission was sued Thursday morning by one of its Democratic members, who alleged that he has been kept in the dark about its operations, rendering his participation “essentially meaningless.” Maine Secretary of State ...

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Texas gunman’s iPhone could reignite FBI-Apple encryption feud

The FBI and Apple are bracing for another potential fight over encryption, this time over an iPhone of the dead gunman in the Texas church shooting, according to people familiar with the matter. The federal government and the company have ...

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Judge issues gag order in Manafort-Gates Russia probe case

WASHINGTON – The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates imposed a gag order Wednesday in the case ordering all parties, including potential witnesses, not to make statements that ...

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ACLU scolds Taylor Swift for effort to protect reputation

Taylor Swift and the American Civil Liberties Union are butting heads. The organization sent Swift’s legal team a strongly worded letter denouncing her threat to sue a California blogger who, without any evidence, accused the singer of supporting the white ...

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