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‘Framing Britney Spears’ is as much about the singer’s fans as her legal woes

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"Framing Britney Spears" skips the more obvious title, "Free Britney," the name of a fan-driven movement that's ultimately the primary focus of this latest "The New York Times Presents" documentary. Although Spears'...

New York teachers union caucus might seek legal action over fall return to in-person learning

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The Solidarity Caucus of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) reportedly sent out a Google survey to caucus members to determine interest in pursuing legal recourse. The form was taken down as of Wednesday afterno...

Biden administration rescinds Trump-era policy limiting migrants at legal ports of entry

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The Department of Homeland Security has rescinded a Trump-era policy limiting entry of undocumented immigrants at legal ports of entry and released new guidance on the process, according to a recently-released memo....

Woman duped into thinking she was engaged to Prince Harry seeks legal action, calls for his arrest: report

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Palwinder Kaur alleged that she had been contacted by the Duke of Sussex on social media and that he had told her that he wanted to marry her, the Independent reported. But when their royal nuptials never happened, K...

Texas’ 6-week abortion ban lets private citizens sue in an unprecedented legal approach

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A Texas state law that bans abortion after as early as six weeks into the pregnancy could provide the playbook for red states to pass extreme abortion restrictions -- without having to wait for the Supreme Court to ...

Tim Conway’s daughter recalls legal battle with stepmom over ‘Carol Burnett Show’ star’s care: ‘It was a mess’

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The comedian who won four Emmys on Carol Burnett’s variety show, starred aboard "McHale’s Navy" and voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "SpongeBob SquarePants" died in 2019 at age 85. Shortly before his death, Kelly’...

Trump’s legal adviser Jenna Ellis in 2016 called him an ‘idiot’ and said his supporters didn’t care about ‘facts or logic’

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Jenna Ellis has been one of President Donald Trump's most ardent defenders since joining his campaign as a legal adviser and surrogate a year ago, but in early 2016 she was one of his toughest critics and deeply opp...

With marijuana now legal in most states, role of drug-sniffing K-9s is changing

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"Running the dog around somebody's car to try and find a joint, those days are over," Brian Higgins, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and a public safety and security cons...

Where things stand in the legal battle over Texas’ six-week abortion ban

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Texas' six-week abortion ban is likely to stay in force at least for a few more days, if not longer, with a federal appeals court signaling Tuesday that the end of the week would be the earliest it would take its ne...

Yes, Donald Trump is in very *real* legal jeopardy

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The Supreme Court's rejection of Donald Trump's attempts to keep his tax returns out of the hands of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is a potent reminder of this fact: The former President is in real legal j...

Religious groups eye legal challenges to Delta variant restrictions and vaccine mandates

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The spread of the Delta variant has rekindled a debate that raged in the Supreme Court last term as houses of worship charged that state Covid-related restrictions were violating their religious liberty rights. By...

Virginia AG-elect Miyares seeks legal way to override ‘social justice’ DAs and ‘do their job for them’

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At a news conference on Thursday, Miyares laid out "one of our major legislative initiatives" which Youngkin "has already indicated that he would sign… into law."  Under current law, the AG's office can prosecute a c...

Biden stuns political, legal experts by weighing in on Derek Chauvin verdict before jury makes decision

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"I don't think he would see it as weighing in on the verdict," Psaki said.  On Monday, the president said: "I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. Which is – I think it’s overwhelming in my view." Some were s...

What is the legal status of Afghans coming to the US? It varies

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More than 122,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan, all with varying legal statuses and needs as many of them arrive in the United States. Some are US citizens, others Afghan interpreters who worked alon...

Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform

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What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? Start a debate. That's the idea being put forward by Esther Muinjangue, Namibia's deputy minister...

R. Kelly says he wants to replace half of his legal team two months ahead of trial

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Singer R. Kelly spoke briefly at a court hearing Wednesday, saying he approves of a significant change in his legal team just two months before his federal trial in Brooklyn is set to begin. Half of his legal team, ...

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