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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listens during a talk about lowering the cost of prescription drug prices Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 09, 2019 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Constitution gives the House "the sole power of impeachment" — but confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it means. In vowing to halt all cooperation with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, the White House on...
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LGBT supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights while his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, is regarded as more conservative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 08, 2019 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of "massive social upheaval" that could follow a ruling in...
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October 08, 2019 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for House Democrats are urging a judge to release secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Tuesday but did...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The cases Tuesday, Oct. 8, are the court’s first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 08, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over LGBT rights (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Supreme Court justices are mulling what the impact would be if they ruled that federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The court is hearing arguments Tuesday in two...
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The streets outside the front of the Supreme Court are closed off for a suspicious package, Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Sherman)
October 08, 2019 - 6:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says police are investigating two suspicious packages that were found near the court just before the justices were to hear arguments over LGBT rights. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the packages were found Tuesday near an intersection between the court, the...
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October 07, 2019 - 4:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the latest investigation into the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold says an external attack may have downed the aircraft and is urging the U.S., Britain, South Africa and Russia to provide more information. Former...
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October 07, 2019 - 11:34 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest clash over Florida's ballot box began playing out Monday in a federal courtroom, where a judge is considering whether state lawmakers exceeded their authority by requiring former felons to first pay fines and settle other legal debts as a condition of regaining...
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October 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't get involved in a case in which a newspaper was kept from getting information about jurors hearing a high-profile New York murder trial. The case involved The Observer-Dispatch newspaper in Utica (YOO'-tih-kuh), New York, and the murder trial of Kaitlyn...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington. On Monday, Oct. 7 Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe. The returns had been sought by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. His office is investigating the Trump Organization’s involvement in buying the silence of two women who claimed to have had affairs with the president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 07, 2019 - 6:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge rejected President Donald Trump's challenge to the release of eight years of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe, saying on Monday that he could not grant such a "categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity." Trump's lawyers notified...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, an abortion opponent sings to herself outside the Jackson Womens Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. Three judges from a conservative federal appeals court are hearing arguments, Monday, Oct. 7, over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law in 2018, the state’s only abortion clinic immediately sued and U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocked the law from taking effect. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 07, 2019 - 6:24 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three judges from a conservative federal appeals court are set to hear arguments over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. After Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law in 2018, the state's only abortion clinic immediately sued and U.S...
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