U.S. Attorney General defends backing Trump claim in defamation case

Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 9, 2021. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERSU.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a decision by the Justice Department to continue to defend Donald Trump against a lawsuit…

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Missouri’s sweeping abortion law that bans procedure at 8 weeks is blocked by federal court

A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a sweeping state abortion law that bans the procedures at or after eight weeks of pregnancy. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments in September in the legal battle over the 2019 law. The measure also would prohibit…

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Many of the U.S. uber-rich pay next to no income tax, ProPublica reports

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011. Tesla co-founder Elon Musk’s income tax bill was zero in 2018. And financier George Soros went three straight years without paying federal income tax, according to a report from the nonprofit investigative journalism organization ProPublica.The richest 25 Americans, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos,…

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House Judiciary Democrats call on DOJ to reverse decision on Trump defense

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reverse its decision to continue defending former President TrumpDonald TrumpJack Ciattarelli wins GOP primary in New Jersey governor’s race House Judiciary Democrats call on DOJ to reverse decision on Trump defense Democratic super PAC targets Youngkin over voting rights MORE against a…

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U.S. eases travel recommendations for dozens of countries

The State Department on Tuesday lowered its travel recommendations for dozens of countries, including Canada. Photo by Andre Pichette/EPA-EFE June 8 (UPI) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have relaxed COVID-19 related travel recommendations for dozens of countries, including for neighbors Canada and Mexico. The CDC updated its website with the new…

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