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FILE - In this April 21, 2017 file photo, FBI agents leave the office of Dr. Fakhruddin Attar at the Burhani Clinic in Livonia, Mich., after completing a search for documents. A federal judge dismissed some charges Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, against eight people, including two doctors, in the genital mutilation of nine girls at the suburban Detroit clinic, finding it's up to states rather than Congress to regulate the practice. (Clarence Tabb Jr. /Detroit News via AP, File)
November 23, 2018 - 5:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Women's rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this week that a law protecting girls from genital mutilation was unconstitutional. They called his decision a serious blow to girls' rights. Legal experts said the judge made clear that U.S...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a supporter of LGBT rights holds up an "equality flag" on Capitol Hill in Washington, during an event held by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass. in support of transgender members of the military. The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Nov. 23, 2018, to take up three cases on the issue. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 23, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypass lower courts that have...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2007, file photo, former U.S. Attorney in Kansas City Bradley Schlozman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schlozman, an attorney in Wichita, Kan., has been chosen by Ford County Clerk Debbie Cox, who moved Dodge City's lone polling site outside city limits before the midterm election, to represent her in a lawsuit brought against her in October 2018 by the American Civil Liberties Union. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 23, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When iconic Dodge City, once the home to Wild West gunslingers and buffalo hunters, faced a lawsuit before the midterm elections for moving its sole polling place outside city limits, its top elections official turned to a hired legal gun to battle charges of voter suppression...
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November 23, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Friday to take up three cases on the issue. Lower courts had blocked the...
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November 23, 2018 - 12:07 pm
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shoes were made for walking over all her New York City congressional district. Now, the campaign footwear worn by the youngest woman ever elected to Congress will be part of an exhibit chronicling how women use fashion for empowerment in endeavors such...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Shoppers going online to score after-Thanksgiving deals and begin their holiday shopping will increasingly find they’re being charged sales tax at websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File)
November 23, 2018 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now,...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Shoppers going online to score after-Thanksgiving deals and begin their holiday shopping will increasingly find they’re being charged sales tax at websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File)
November 23, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at websites where they weren't before. The reason has to do with the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters following his teleconference with troops from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 22, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded "some common sense" from America's judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court. He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is engaged in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Thomas Farr is sworn in during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 22, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation's longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, to travel to Florida. The Trumps are spending the Thanksgiving Day week at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
November 22, 2018 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America's judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "...
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