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What is the ‘Emoluments Clause’? Does it apply to President Trump?

On Monday morning, a liberal watchdog group filed a lawsuit against President Trump, alleging he’d violated a previously obscure provision in the Constitution, the “Emoluments Clause.” The watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said that the clause ...

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Justice Department opinion backs President Trump on hiring of son-in-law

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint his son-in-law as a senior adviser did not violate a federal anti-nepotism law, the Department of Justice found in a formal legal opinion issued Saturday. The 14-page opinion, written by a more ...

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Supreme Court to weigh arrests at party in vacant house

The party in the otherwise quiet Washington neighborhood had gotten loud by the time D.C. police officers Andre Parker and Anthony Campanale arrived. Several women were dressed only in bras and thongs, with money in their garter belts. The unoccupied ...

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Pittsford man sentenced for shoving autistic teen during road race

A man who was convicted of harassing an autistic black teenage runner who became disoriented during a 5K cross-country race last fall was sentenced to three years probation and 80 hours of community service. Martin McDonald, 57, of Pittsford, admitted ...

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Walmart touts plans for thousands of jobs

Walmart on Tuesday announced that it plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs and provide skills-building training to a quarter million of its workers by the end of 2017. The vast majority of the new positions will be in its stores, ...

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Fox, Glenn Beck, others off hook in ‘clock kid’ defamation suit

The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school has lost in a defamation lawsuit against conservative media companies and personalities. The lawsuit accused Fox Television ...

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Booker: Sessions won’t seek justice for all

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., testified Wednesday that Jeff Sessions is the wrong man to lead the Department of Justice, saying the Republican Alabama senator’s lengthy record in Congress exposed views that are inconsistent with the venerated job he ...

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Justice spells out how to handle eyewitness IDs

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has issued its first procedures for how the FBI and other department law enforcement agencies should ask eyewitnesses to identify suspects using photo lineups and how federal prosecutors weigh that evidence to avoid erroneous convictions. ...

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