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Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Requiring patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill is needlessly risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of physicians allege in a lawsuit that seeks to suspend ...

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Oregon’s top courts begin reversing nonunanimous convictions

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s top two courts on Thursday began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps thousands — of cases that are being scrutinized after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that nonunanimous ...

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Barclay Damon to allow attorneys option of working from home

One of the region’s largest law firms plans to reopen its offices with a unique approach — allowing its attorneys and staff to choose for themselves whether they work from the office or from home. Barclay Damon LLP, whose downtown ...

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Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man

MINNEAPOLIS — To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a black man prone on the street, crying out for help until he finally stopped moving, was horrifying. Four officers ...

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US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has closed investigations into stock trading by Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, according to people familiar with notifications sent to the senators. The senators came under ...

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Upstate courts back open

In-person court operations are expected to resume for most of New York State by later this week, with the exception of the New York City region. The state’s court system had been operating virtually since mid-March to slow the spread ...

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County Clerk to resume many in-person services on June 8

Several in-person transactions will again be available at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office’s downtown filing site beginning June 8. The in-person services include court filings, notary services, document and copy requests for sealed and confidential records, hunting and fishing licenses, bus ...

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Transgender bathroom ban heard by federal appeals court

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man who was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms at his high school argued that the ...

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Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy ...

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2nd case challenging 2020 census preparation dismissed

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the second time this spring, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Census Bureau of not devoting enough manpower and offices on the ground to have a successful count of every resident ...

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