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What NY prosecutors could learn from Trump’s tax records

NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax records. Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them. ...

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Judge says wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ to stay in jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to remain temporarily jailed after she was arrested and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plotting his audacious ...

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Judge needs more time for thorny issues in Flint water case

DETROIT (AP) — A judge overseeing misdemeanor charges against a former Michigan governor in the Flint water scandal said Tuesday that he’s struggling with how to handle an aggressive effort to have the case dismissed. District Judge William Crawford II ...

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Compassionate release denied second time

A federal prison inmate has had his motion for compassionate released due to the COVID-19 pandemic denied for a second time. Defendant Sofonzia Mack, 39, was convicted in September 2019 of a narcotics charge and being a felon in possession ...

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Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Trump’s tax records

WASHINGTON — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor. The court’s action is the apparent ...

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Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent

WASHINGTON — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, vowed on Monday to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for ...

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Court to take up Trump immigration, abortion referral rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. The justices agreed to hear appeals ...

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Woman denied bail over safety concerns in decapitation case

A woman whose husband killed her lover and forced her to decapitate him must remain behind bars until her trial, a judge ruled Monday. Coos County Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein denied the bail request and sided with prosecutors, who ...

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Split court dismisses weapon charge

In a split decision, a state appeals court has tossed a guilty plea and the related indictment in a weapon case because police had no legal reason to pursue the defendant. Defendant Joshua Williams in September 2016 pleaded guilty to ...

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Massive breach fuels calls for U.S. action on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses and recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect America’s ...

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Democrats consider piecemeal approach to immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of failed attempts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation, congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden are signaling openness to a piece-by-piece approach. They unveiled a broad bill Thursday that would provide an eight-year pathway to citizenship ...

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