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South Dakota’s Noem launches legal strategy to take on Biden

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem catapulted onto the list of conservative politicians favored by former President Donald Trump with her libertarian approach to the pandemic. With the virus waning, she may be seeking to stay there ...

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Justices reject case of retired cop put in police chokehold

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a retired federal law enforcement officer who was put in a chokehold and wrestled to the ground at a VA hospital security checkpoint. The justices did not comment ...

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Key impeachment witness sues Pompeo over $1.8M in legal fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, the Trump administration’s ambassador to the European Union and a pivotal witness in 2019 impeachment proceedings, sued former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday in an effort to recoup $1.8 million he racked up ...

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Plaintiff wants police lawsuit moved to state court

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A Rochester man who is suing the city of Rochester, a former Rochester police officer convicted of assaulting him, and several other officers wants the case moved from federal court to state court. Plaintiff Christopher Pate was stopped by Rochester ...

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Sotomayor: Americans need to take critical look at policing

WASHINGTON (AP) — As communities nationwide are re-examining law enforcement practices, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says Americans should think critically about how they want police to interact with citizens. Sotomayor said that what “we as a society accept in ...

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Report: Chris Cuomo advised brother on sex harassment claims

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN said Thursday it was “inappropriate” for anchor Chris Cuomo to have been involved in phone calls with the staff of his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, where strategies on how the governor should respond ...

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As pandemic spread pain and panic, N.J. congressman chased profit

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the pandemic, New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski scolded those looking to capitalize on the once-in-a-century health crisis. “This is not the time for anybody to be profiting off of selling ventilators, vaccines, ...

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Attorneys: Rittenhouse trial in November could take 2 weeks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The November trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois man charged with killing two people during chaotic protests that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year, will take up to two weeks, attorneys ...

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Cooks, nurses guard inmates with U.S. prisons down 6K officers

Aaron McGlothin, union president at the Federal Correctional Institution at Mendota, stands in front of the prison during a protest against staffing shortages, near the prison entrance in Mendota, Calif., Monday, May 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Nearly one-third of federal correctional officer jobs in the United States are vacant, forcing prisons to use cooks, teachers, nurses and other workers to guard inmates. At a federal penitentiary in Texas, prisoners are locked in their cells on weekends ...

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Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

State police conducted a search of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren's house Wednesday in Rochester. Warren’s husband, Timothy Granison, pleaded not guilty to criminal drug and weapons charges Thursday. (Jamie Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

ROCHESTER — The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal drug and weapons charges, following a seven-month investigation that authorities said involved wiretaps and a search of the home he shares with the mayor. Timothy ...

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Appeals court hears case of 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — Attorneys for the state and for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Thursday as prosecutors sought to add an additional charge to the case. Thomas Lane, ...

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