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Are Jan. 6 rioters traitors? So far, criminal charges say no

CHICAGO — Plotted to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory: Check. Discussed bringing weapons into Washington to aid in the plan: Check. Succeeded with co-insurrectionists, if only temporarily, in stopping Congress from carrying out a vital constitutional duty: ...

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Judge delays sentencing after twists in Mollie Tibbetts case

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge on Wednesday delayed sentencing for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense lawyers said they needed time to investigate new information pointing to other potential suspects. Cristhian Bahena ...

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Fotis Dulos lawyers banned from discussing case for 40 years

FARMINGTON, Conn. — The lawyers for Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of murder after his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos disappeared, will be banned from discussing the case for 40 years, according to probate court settlements. They must also return ...

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Norwegian cruises sues Florida over virus vaccination law

MIAMI (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is challenging a new Florida law that prevents cruise companies from requiring passengers to show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Miami federal court, contends that the law ...

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High court ruling gives immigrants facing deportation hope

BOSTON — Just a few short months ago, Lucio Perez moved out of the western Massachusetts church he’d lived in for more than three years to avoid deportation. Immigration authorities in March granted the 40-year-old Guatemalan national a temporary stay ...

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Judge won’t change ‘trauma’ wording in Chauvin memo

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin is denying prosecutors’ request to rewrite his sentencing order as it relates to the four girls who saw George Floyd’s death, saying Tuesday that they may have been ...

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Not nice: Baron Cohen sues Massachusetts cannabis dispensary

BOSTON — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has sued a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary he says used an image of his character Borat on a billboard without his permission, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Boston. The billboard for ...

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Musk clashes again with opposing lawyer in SolarCity lawsuit

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Testifying for a second day, CEO Elon Musk pushed back again Tuesday against a lawsuit that blames him for engineering Tesla’s 2016 acquisition of a financially precarious company called SolarCity that was marred by conflicts of ...

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Wolford will be first woman to serve as chief judge for WDNY

Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford

On Wednesday, the Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford will become the first woman to serve as chief judge of the Western District of New York, and will hold the distinction of being the first woman to serve in the role in ...

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