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Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems ...

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High court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

WASHINGTON — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can’t sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong. But the ruling said some ...

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Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The justices aggressively questioned lawyers on ...

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House

WASHINGTON — As thousands of abortion foes surged through the city on their annual protest march to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came after internal divisions ...

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Campaign finance protest, camera disrupt high court

WASHINGTON — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of U.S. Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court ...

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Court: Death row inmate deserves hearing

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that lower courts should take another look at an appeal from a Missouri man on death row for killing a woman and her two children 16 years ago. The justices said inmate ...

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Justices appear to favor Arizona church

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to side with a small church in its fight with a Phoenix suburb over limits on roadside signs directing people to Sunday services. Liberal and conservative justices expressed misgivings Monday with ...

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High court won’t hear campaign law challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to part of Vermont’s campaign finance laws that impose contribution limits on political action committees. The justices on Monday declined to hear an appeal from the Vermont Right to ...

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