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Judge balks at bid to deny House access to Mueller grand-jury material

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WASHINGTON – Justice Department lawyers on Tuesday urged a federal judge to deny a House Judiciary Committee request for grand-jury materials from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, arguing that despite legal rulings during the impeachment inquiry into President Richard ...

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Supreme Court, set to rule on LGBT rights at work, addressed gender discrimination in ‘82

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

Although she was considered one of her accounting firm’s top management consultants, much of the company’s leadership was not particularly fond of Ann Hopkins in 1982. The overwhelmingly male management at accounting firm Price Waterhouse – now PwC – had ...

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The FBI’s search for information on Americans violated law, judge says

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The FBI on several occasions in recent years queried the government’s foreign intelligence holdings seeking information on Americans – including its own personnel – doing so in violation of surveillance law and constitutional privacy protections, according to a newly disclosed ...

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The famously secluded Amish are the target of a Republican campaign to drum up Pennsylvania votes for Trump

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MANHEIM, Pa. – In 2016, when more than 6 million Pennsylvanians voted in the presidential election, the state’s 20 pivotal electoral votes were decided by a margin of less than 45,000 voters. Pennsylvania is home to more than 75,000 Amish ...

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He said an antipsychotic drug caused him to grow breasts. Now, Johnson & Johnson owes him $8 billion, jury rules.

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At age 9, Nicholas Murray was prescribed the drug Risperdal for off-label treatment – to address the sleeping troubles associated with his autism. But once Murray realized his breasts were growing after he started taking the antipsychotic drug, he sued ...

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He got 10 days in jail for missing jury duty. After national backlash, a judge erased his record.

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The judge said he wanted to teach 21-year-old Deandre Somerville “a lesson” for oversleeping and missing jury duty. So Judge John S. Kastrenakes, a civil court judge in Palm Beach County, Florida, sentenced Somerville to 10 days in jail, a ...

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Those facing scrutiny suspect Barr is chasing conspiracy theories

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

Attorney General William Barr has taken an interest in a mysterious European professor whose conversation with an adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign helped launch the FBI investigation into possible coordination with Russia – and who has since become ...

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One of the most politically volatile terms in years tests John Roberts and the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has a powerfully controversial docket for its term beginning Monday that will test Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.’s efforts to portray the institution as above the noisy and partisan battles of the moment. Two unknowns – whether ...

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Whistleblower’s attorney says team now representing ‘multiple’ officials

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – An attorney for the whistleblower who sounded the alarm about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine said Sunday that “multiple” whistleblowers have come forward, deepening a political quagmire that has engulfed the president as well as several of ...

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Trump publicly calls on China to investigate Bidens

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly urged China to investigate Democratic challenger Joe Biden, a new request that a foreign government assist his reelection campaign adding to the extraordinary pattern of conduct at the center of a fast-accelerating ...

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