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High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings and a second about the administration’s ...

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Trump-appointed judges under an election-year political lens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson, a Trump administration appointee who bucked the president’s conservative base by blocking a Tennessee law that restricts mail-in voting, had an announcement to make before wrapping up his decision: it had nothing ...

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Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor, a federal judge ruled Friday in Grand Rapids. A two-day preliminary hearing this week featured ...

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Greece Chamber holds judicial candidate forum

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The Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a Zoom “meet-the-candidates” event Friday morning featuring two assistant Monroe County district attorneys running for County Court Judge. Meredith A. Vacca is the Democratic candidate running against Republican Derek Harnsberger. They are running ...

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What the future holds for commercial real estate, per national survey

According to a national survey, medical office space is expected to be one of the hottest sectors of the commercial real estate market. (unsplash.com)

The next few years will be “retail’s great transition period,” according to a recent national annual survey, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating trends that were already in the making. On the residential property front, owners and builders of single-family units ...

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NY officials optimistic about fixes to mail-in voting system

Republican commissioner Rachel Bledi, left, and Frank Bongiorno sort Absentee Ballots at the Albany County Board of Elections building Wednesday, Oct. 14,. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With the clock ticking down to Election Day, officials are cautiously optimistic New York has fixed problems with mail-in voting that led to delays and disenfranchisement in a rocky June primary. As many as 4 to ...

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Avalanche of early votes transforming 2020 election

Early voters line up to cast their ballots at the South Regional Library polling location in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

More than 17 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The total represents 12% of ...

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Upcoming election brings back memories for local attorney

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With President Donald Trump frequently raising alarms about the potential for voter fraud due to an increased number of absentee mail-in ballots being used to avoid in-person contact during an international pandemic, experts have speculated that the upcoming presidential election ...

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GOP pushes Barrett’s nomination ahead, Dems decry ‘sham’

Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., stands with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, in front of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON — Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination cleared a key hurdle Thursday as Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past Democrats’ objections in the drive to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before the Nov. 3 election. The panel set ...

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Time’s Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 ...

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Jewish leaders call COVID rules ‘blatantly anti-Semitic’

NEW YORK — Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state’s coronavirus infection rate. ...

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Ohio inmates’ gun penalties under review after court ruling

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An undetermined number of Ohio inmates who are serving additional time because firearms were involved in their crimes could see their sentences reduced in light of a recent court ruling, a top lawyer for the state prison ...

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