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Tool used for searches at law firms may be at risk

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WASHINGTON – Last spring, more than a dozen federal agents spent six hours searching the law firm of a prominent Maryland attorney, sweeping up thousands of emails, files and other documents in a money laundering and obstruction investigation. A federal ...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is cancer-free, according to report

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018 file photo, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event organized by the Museum of the City of New York with WNET-TV held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. (AP Photo/Rebecca Gibian, File)

Liberals fearing yet another Supreme Court vacancy for President Donald Trump to fill have some cause for relief: It doesn’t appear that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going anywhere anytime soon. The 86-year-old justice told CNN this week she is ...

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Too late to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, Justice Department says

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department says the Equal Rights Amendment can no longer be ratified because its deadline expired decades ago, throwing a barrier into the path of activists who want the amendment enacted if Virginia’s new, majority Democratic ...

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Microsoft releases chat scanner to detect child sex predators

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Microsoft will share a tool it’s been using on its Xbox gaming service to scan online text chats and detect adults seeking to groom and exploit children for sexual purposes. Codenamed Project Artemis, the technique combs through historical messages and ...

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FBI asks Apple for help cracking Florida gunman’s iPhones

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The FBI is pressing Apple for help opening iPhones that belonged to the Saudi military student who killed three people last month at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, signaling a potential revival of the fight between the federal government ...

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Weinstein judge refuses to delay New York trial after lawyers say Los Angeles case will taint jury pool

Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019,  in New York. Weinstein's lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge's permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson's "dream team" of attorneys. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A Manhattan judge overseeing Harvey Weinstein’s criminal sexual assault trial refused to delay the case in light of what the defense says is a prejudicial news cycle due to new charges against the entertainment mogul that were filed Monday in ...

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Bolton’s willingness to testify in Trump’s trial ramps up pressure on Senate Republicans

Then-national security adviser John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump participates in a meeting in the Oval Office on June 12, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.

WASHINGTON – John Bolton complicated Senate Republicans’ impeachment strategy on Monday, declaring his willingness to testify and upping the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his party to summon the former national security adviser as a witness in ...

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IKEA to pay $46 million for death of child in furniture tip-over

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Ikea will pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old child crushed to death by a Malm dresser, a piece of furniture associated with several child deaths from accidental tip-overs, according to a mediated court settlement announced Monday. Jozef ...

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Harvey Weinstein is the face of #MeToo. Will that prevent him from getting a fair trial?

Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019,  in New York. Weinstein's lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge's permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson's "dream team" of attorneys. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK – Days after the New Yorker and New York Times first published allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag #MeToo took flight, becoming shorthand for a worldwide campaign aimed at holding men accountable for ...

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Democratic-led states ask Supreme Court to quickly review Affordable Care Act’s legality

This file photo shows the short form for the new federal Affordable Care Act application in Washington. Getting covered through President Barack Obama’s health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires some research.  AP Images

A coalition of Democratic-led states on Friday asked the Supreme Court to consider the legality of the Affordable Care Act during its current term, which would mark the justices’ third review in the near-decade history of the health-care law. The ...

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After a hospital and mother disagree, a court had to rule: Who decides when a child dies?

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Inside a Texas children’s hospital, an 11-month-old girl lies paralyzed and in constant pain. She can breathe only with a ventilator. A suite of medications keeps her alive. Tinslee’s condition, doctors say, will never improve. The infant’s health-care team at ...

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