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A landmark climate lawsuit against Trump is scheduled for trial next year. Here’s what to expect.

A trial date has finally been set for a groundbreaking climate-change lawsuit being brought against the federal government after multiple hurdles in the past year threatened to prevent it from moving forward. Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ordered ...

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Jury is still out on Maryland’s new bail rules

Prince George’s County District Court Judge Mark O’Brien spent about an hour on a recent afternoon deciding whether the handcuffed men before him should stay locked up or be released until trial, and under what conditions. In some ways, O’Brien’s ...

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Chief Justice Roberts gets personal with a special audience

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. delivered eight opinions and two dissents in the just-concluded Supreme Court term. But none probably meant as much as the statement he handed down on a rainy, early June morning in a small New ...

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Dept. of Homeland Security frees Emirati airline from laptop ban

Etihad Airways has been exempted from a U.S. ban on laptops and other electronics for flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport, officials said Sunday, the change to a three-month-old Trump administration policy affecting flights to the United States from eight ...

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Zillow picked a fight with a one-woman blog and lost

Zillow is backing down from the legal threats it’s issued against a blogger known for her searing critiques of McMansions – the large, extravagant houses that everyone loves to hate. The real estate company said Thursday that it had decided ...

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Perjury charge dropped against Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland

At the request of prosecutors, a judge on Wednesday dismissed the only criminal charge against the former Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanging in a Texas jail in 2015. Her death ...

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Travel ban to take effect as State Department defines ‘close family’

Visitors from six predominantly Muslim nations will not be granted visas unless they have a very close family tie to someone already in the United States or an entity like a workplace or university, under new guidelines the State Department ...

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Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation over editorial on mass shooting

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely linked her to the 2011 mass shooting in Arizona that wounded then-congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The lawsuit, filed ...

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Google’s record fine may boost old foes’ claims of abuse

If you’re suing Google, European Union enforcers have just saved you a lot of legwork. For dozens of companies that have brought lawsuits claiming Google effectively crushed them by abusing its dominance in internet searches, Tuesday’s announcement will likely ease ...

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