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New York gynecologist charged with six federal sex abuse counts

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A former Columbia University gynecologist accused by the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of sexual assault has been indicted for allegedly sexually abusing female patients -- including ...

A Texas federal court decision is the latest hit to voting rights in America

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Joshua A. Douglas is a law professor at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. He is the author of Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting. Follow him on Twi...

A federal hearing was interrupted with images of 9/11 and pornography

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A federal court hearing held on Zoom about Georgia's use of electronic voting machines was interrupted suddenly when screens suddenly filled with photos of the 9/11 attacks and pornography. The disturbance happened...

Affirmative action: Challenge to Harvard’s admissions practices hits federal appeals court

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A federal appeals court will hear a long-running challenge to college affirmative action policies on Wednesday, nearly six years after the case against Harvard began and as America confronts intensifying racial divi...

Federal judge says he’ll block USPS policy changes nationwide

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A federal judge in eastern Washington said Thursday that he will issue a nationwide order blocking some recent changes made by the US Postal Service that slowed down mail and could threaten mail-in voting. During a ...

11 people are arrested after a demonstration outside a federal building in Portland

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Police arrested 11 people in Portland, Oregon, after a demonstration outside a federal building Friday night, authorities said The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a release that the demonstration happened outsi...

Federal government to execute inmate who blamed murder victim for using witchcraft on him

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The federal government was set Tuesday to execute an inmate who raped and murdered a 30-year-old nurse in Georgia 19 years ago and blamed the victim for using witchcraft on him. William Emmett LeCroy, 50, was found ...

Federal officials are investigating utility equipment near the start of massive Bobcat Fire

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Federal investigators looking into the origins of the massive Bobcat Fire are focusing on utility equipment owned by Southern California Edison (SCE) that experienced an issue moments before the fire was first repor...

Supreme Court clears the way for federal execution Thursday night

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The Supreme Court has denied a request to stop the federal execution of Christopher Vialva, scheduled for Thursday night in Terre Haute, Indiana. The unsigned order was the Court's second refusal to stop a federal...

Federal judge wants to see more evidence on Justice Department’s handling of Strzok, Page texts

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Washington A federal judge on Friday questioned the Justice Department's decision to release text messages between former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok and signaled that she wants to see more evidence abou...

Federal appeals court gives border wall spending lawsuit another chance

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A federal appeals court on Friday reversed course in the border wall lawsuit, delivering a potential win to House Democrats who sued over President Donald Trump's transfer of Defense Department funds to construct th...

Philadelphia mayor fires city’s treasurer after he is arrested on federal charges

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney fired the city's treasurer on Friday after he was arrested and federally indicted for embezzling money from clients at his previous job as a financial adviser. Christian Dunbar also fac...

Federal judge removes acting Bureau of Land Management director after finding he has served unlawfully for 424 days

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Washington A federal judge on Friday ordered acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley to step aside, blocking him from exercising any more authority after finding that he has served unlawfully ...

Memo says federal employees could be punished for banned diversity trainings

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President Donald Trump's budget director sent additional guidance to federal agencies Monday on employee training programs the White House deems anti-American propaganda. In the new memo, Russell Vought warned feder...

After a child’s accidental shooting death, Pennsylvania appeals court rules federal gun industry protection law unconstitutional

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A Pennsylvania state appeals court has decided that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 is unconstitutional, court documents filed on Monday show. The PLCAA is a federal law that prohibits civil l...

Federal judge blocks attempt to hike naturalization fees by 80%

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A federal judge in California blocked a Trump administration rule that would've hiked up naturalization fees by more than 80% and charged a first-time fee for asylum applicants, days before the regulation was set to...

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