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Woman sues to regain gun rights amid push for redemption

Mindy Vincent poses for a portrait at Let's Do Something Productions, where she records her podcast, "Therapeutic Madness," in South Salt Lake, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Vincent, a former drug addict and now a licensed clinical social worker who has turned her life around, is suing the government to restore her right to own a gun, which was revoked after she was convicted of bank fraud for trying to cash a $500 check in 2008. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — A single mother with two advanced degrees who works as a licensed clinical social worker wants to buy a gun to protect herself and to go hunting and target shooting with her family. But a federal ...

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Trump pressures Georgia elections chief: ‘Find 11,780 votes’

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of a “criminal offense” if ...

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Judge rejects NYC subway bomber’s conviction challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of a Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb attached to his chest in New York City’s busiest subway station was properly returned by a Manhattan jury, a judge said in a decision ...

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Negligence claims filed in shootings amid Wisconsin protest

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Claims filed on behalf of two men shot by an Illinois teen during a night of protests over a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, allege the city and Kenosha County were negligent in their response to ...

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Ticketmaster to pay $10 million fine over hacking charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Ticketmaster agreed on Wednesday to pay a $10 million fine to escape prosecution over criminal charges accusing the company of hacking into the computer system of a startup rival. A judge in federal court in New ...

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NY suspends visitation at state prisons amid outbreaks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York suspended visits to state prisons starting Wednesday because of a rise in coronavirus cases among inmates and staff and in surrounding communities. The state Department of Corrections, which first suspended most in-person visits in ...

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Nashville bombing spotlights vulnerable voice, data networks

PHOENIX (AP) — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged ...

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How Congress will count Electoral College votes

The U.S. Capitol as seen on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional joint session to count electoral votes is generally a routine, ceremonious affair. But President Donald Trump’s repeated, baseless efforts to challenge Democrat Joe Biden’s victory will bring more attention than usual to Wednesday’s joint session ...

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Cities helping renters get right to lawyers in housing court

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic stretch into 2021, millions of U.S. renters are bracing for the possibility of having to show up in housing court to avoid getting evicted. But unlike their landlords, only ...

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