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There is nothing subtle about the Trump administration’s pro-steel bent.
From: The American Conservative | By: Kristofer L. Harrison | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Chelsea Clinton is getting an award, Ivanka Trump is getting a West Wing office.
From: The Atlantic | By: Michelle Cottle | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Intelligence agencies are going to find new ways to get access to information stored online
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Buchanan, The Conversation | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A President who peddles falsehoods and dabbles in conspiracy confronts the challenge of governing in reality...
From: Time | By: Michael Scherer | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Forget about sports or comics. If Kay Powell wrote for your paper, you dove straight into the obituaries.THE 10 A.M. MEETING WAS ALWAYS THE SAME. That’s when Kay Powell would gather her staff to comb through the death notices. These were the short,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Casetext, a provider of artificial intelligence-based legal research technology for lawyers, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Canvas Ventures led the round with participation from backers that included Union Square Ventures, 8VC and Red Sea...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The fashion-peddling First Daughter is getting an office in the West Wing, while the wonky former first daughter will accept an award from Variety.
From: The Atlantic | By: Michelle Cottle | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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At Wednesday’s hearing, Democratic senators adopted a new strategy to press the Supreme Court nominee on abortion and campaign finance.
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Ford | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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For many years, we've written about the craziness of the so-called "border search exception" to the 4th Amendment, in which the US government has insisted that the 4th Amendment doesn't apply at the border, and thus it's allowed to search people at the...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Research into how we choose our mate reveals some surprises.
From: Reader's Digest | By: Lisa Fields | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Lilting Spanish will soon eclipse English as affluent Mexicans flood the Vail Valley for an annual pilgrimage that dates back decades. But this Semana Santa -- Palm Sunday to Easter -- may be a bit light on Latinos.
From: Denver Post | By: Jason Blevins | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort will host the opening reception Wednesday evening for a conference where a recently bankrupt coal company will be a guest of honor. The annual Distressed Investing Summit will bestow one of its "Restructuring...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Yucca Mountain is back, and Nevadans are not happy.
From: The Atlantic | By: Sarah Zhang | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date.
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is said to be examining the extent to which the North Korea government aided the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank.
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL CORKERY and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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"Virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats,” Steven Curtis said
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.
From: NPR | By: Dan Charles | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The United States has declined to join other countries in criticizing China over allegations of torture against human rights lawyers.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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In a bizarre accident, the lawyer for the family of a dead Russian whistle blower fell from a fourth-floor window. Nikolai Gorokhov suffered severe head injuries in the accident which occurred while movers lifted a bathtub to his apartment. Police deny...
From: NPR | By: Charles Maynes | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The two-term Democratic DA was previously the inspector general for Philadelphia
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A Pennsylvania man took more than $100,000 in bribes in a scheme involving construction projects at two New Jersey military bases, the U.S. attorney's office said in a criminal complaint released Wednesday....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A personal injury attorney representing dozens of survivors and victims' relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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For hate groups, there's unprecedented opportunity to finally plug their fringe movements into a mainstream circuit
From: Salon.com | By: Adam G. Klein, The Conversation | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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A lawyer affiliated with the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer whose 2009 death caused major conflict between Russia and Washington, has been severely injured....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Word to the wise: When you're looking to make a drug deal, always use FaceTime. That way you can verify who you're talking to. Verification is key to a successful drug deal. It's also helpful to do your drugs after talking to your dealer. You want...
From: FAIL Blog | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Man faces possible prison time for triggering a journalist’s seizure.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Comic-turned-senator rips apart Gorsuch's infamous "frozen trucker" opinion. If only other Democrats would follow
From: Salon.com | By: Paul Rosenberg | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The iTunes Terms and Conditions: Most of us have seen it. But not many of us have actually read it. But now, thanks to Robert Sikoryak’s comics-based adaptation of the infamously long (and drier than a desert in summer) text, readers can have a better...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nivea Serrao | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The president's son isn't applying his father's "hire American" mantra to the family's Virginia winery
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Latvian police have arrested a man on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who is alleged to have defrauded two unnamed U.S. tech firms of $100 million in an email scam. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, is alleged to have impersonated an Asian-based...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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"Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life," Attorney General Sessions said last week.
From: Reason | By: Reason Staff | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Georgia’s system to teach children with disabilities falls vastly short of its promise.
From: The Atlantic | By: Timothy Pratt | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Trump has been especially good news for the fields in which he has a personal interest.
From: Politico | By: Darren Samuelsohn | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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How do private prisons work?
From: Salon.com | By: Brett C. Burkhardt, The Conversation | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Does conviction for a crime mean a permanent ban?
From: Reason | By: Reason Staff | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues get their say on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee after Judge Neil Gorsuch emerged unscathed from two days of tough questioning at his confirmation hearing....
From: CNS News | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Following two days of largely uncontroversial testimony by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a series of lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee why they should _ or should not _ confirm him.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues get their say on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee after Judge Neil Gorsuch emerged unscathed from two days of tough questioning at his confirmation hearing. Assured of...
From: Seattle Times | By: MARY CLARE JALONICK and MARK SHERMAN | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Here's what's going on in the news Wednesday
From: Time | By: Melissa Chan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A small town in Indiana could spark a new eco-crisis. Will Scott Pruitt's EPA respond?
From: Salon.com | By: Nathalie Baptiste, Grist | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Trump Watch: Well holy shit…everything seems to be going bad for Trump all at once.  Frankly I am surprised it took this long for the entire house of cards to crumble. You got your Russian shit show, Your budget shit show, your Trumpcare shit show,...
From: The Sietch Blog | By: The Naib | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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You can't legally own a gun if you have been convicted of most felonies with a potential sentence of more than one year of imprisonment.
From: Reason | By: Brian Doherty | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A year’s worth of email belonging to Exxon Mobil’s former CEO Rex Tillerson, now the Secretary of State, cannot be found, the company said in court on Wednesday. The correspondence was sent between 2008 and 2015 under the name “Wayne Tracker,”...
From: The Wrap | By: Debbie Emery | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A Harvard PhD candidate writes that Trump is misclassifying Steve Bannon, who should have Senate confirmation
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The specter of being removed from the United States has devastating effects on the health of undocumented immigrants and their loved ones.
From: The Atlantic | By: Sarah Elizabeth Richards | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Why do we pretend this process isn't political? It's always dumb — and given how Gorsuch got here, it's offensive
From: Salon.com | By: Gary Legum | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Supreme Court nominee did little to damage his confirmation prospects.
From: Politico | By: Seung Min Kim | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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By Innocent Anaba AS denials continue to trail the  report by Amnesty International, which indicted the Nigerian military and police of killing no fewer than 240 people, including babies in Borno State and 177 pro Biafran agitators, another group; this...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Urowayino Warami | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Ma'an News Agency reports: "Israeli forces have detained 18 Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank for being in a WhatsApp group with a Palestinian who was killed by Israeli forces on Monday [near the Lion's Gate to the Al-Aqsa Mosque]...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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SEATTLE (AP) — The chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses, saying it's "deeply troubling" that lawyers and judges have reported seeing...
From: Free Republic | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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