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Judge stays order for Trump to testify about 2015 fight between his security guards and protesters

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A judge has stayed an order for President Donald Trump to testify in a legal dispute brought by protesters who say Trump’s security guards assaulted them during his campaign. New York Judge Doris Gonzalez previously called Trump’s testimony “indispensable” and ...

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Chief Justice Roberts laments having to do Congress’ job

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. sits at the center of the Supreme Court's ideological spectrum. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Interviewing Chief Justice John Roberts during an event at Manhattan’s Temple Emanu-El on Monday night, Rabbi Mark Lipson offered a critique of the legislative and executive branches that counterbalance Roberts’ court. “Every time I attend a case, I walk away ...

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Abortion restrictions are costing states millions of dollars


In the past four years, taxpayers in states trying to restrict abortion access have paid almost $10 million in attorney fees for abortion providers. That price tag is likely to keep growing as more abortion restrictions are challenged, including three ...

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NYPD officer who moonlighted as El Chapo’s wife’s bodyguard is arrested in cocaine sting

Emma Coronel Aispuro, center, wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrives to federal court in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. A jury is deliberating at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A New York police officer who worked an off-duty job as a bodyguard for the wife of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán faces felony drug charges after he was accused of accepting cash in exchange for police protection in ...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is larger than life in Washington, D.C., mural

A mural of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, painted by Rose Jaffe, is at 15th and U streets in Washington, D.C. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Teddy Amenabar

WASHINGTON – In many ways, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is already larger than life, with an adoring fandom, a rap-influenced nickname bestowed by admirers and two motion pictures depicting her life. But now, the expression is becoming quite ...

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Justice Department won’t say whether grand jury turned down indictment of McCabe, his lawyers say


WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Andrew McCabe asserted Thursday that the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney’s Office is refusing to say whether a grand jury declined to indict the former acting FBI director, and complained of inappropriate media leaks they said ...

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Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan includes special protection for the Sackler family fortune

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin. Purdue said Monday, March 4, 2019, that it has asked a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

In 2008, as Purdue Pharma was searching for a new chief executive, Richard Sackler received a memo from an adviser. “In the event that a favorable [recapitalization] deal cannot be structured during 2008, the most certain way for the owners ...

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