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Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims

WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in ...

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Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday ...

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Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency, saying the cases are moot now that Trump is no longer in office. The high court’s action was ...

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Judge rejects motions for compassionate release

U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer has denied requests from four prison inmates seeking release because of COVID-19. In separate motions, the defendants — Albert M. Ranieri, Steve Gray, Tremec Jeffries, and Chris Kimball — all sought to be ...

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Schumer: House to send Trump impeachment article Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly ...

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When it comes to commercial real estate lending, banks are open for business

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the hospitality industry and exacerbated on some fronts the continuing decline of brick-and-mortar retail, but lenders still have their checkbooks open when it comes to commercial real estate investment. You may not want to propose ...

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NYPD: Officers shoot, kill man who chased woman with knife

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers shot and killed a man after he chased a woman with a large knife on a Bronx street and refused to drop the weapon, Chief of Department Terence Monahan said. A ...

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McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. House Democrats who voted to impeach ...

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Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by ...

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Some lawyers want Giuliani investigated, license suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyers’ group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law license suspended over his work promoting former President Donald Trump’s false allegations over ...

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Federal inmate granted compassionate release

A federal judge has freed a prison inmate because of COVID-19 concerns. Defendant Artfaber Swails, 47, claimed he has “significant medical conditions that make him especially susceptible to serious consequences should he contract the virus.” Swails also claimed that Federal ...

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Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

SAN DIEGO — For the opening salvo of his presidency, few expected Joe Biden to be so far-reaching on immigration. A raft of executive orders signed Wednesday undoes many of his predecessor’s hallmark initiatives, such as halting work on a ...

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