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The Maine Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would pledge the state’s Electoral College votes for president to the candidate who wins the popular vote across the country. If the House and Governor pass and sign the bill, Maine will becomes the fourteenth state, in addition to Washington, DC, to join the National Popular [...]

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Sears Holding Corp. sued its former chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL investments, and others including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wednesday, claiming that they siphoned billions of dollars from the company’s holdings in advance of its bankruptcy. Lampert purchased most of Sears’ assets in February, including the DieHard and Kenmore brands, after a bankruptcy [...]

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A Hong Kong court on Tuesday found nine members of the 2014 pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” guilty of charges including conspiracy and inciting a public nuisance. The convictions are the latest of a series stemming from protests calling for increased democracy in Hong Kong which occurred nearly five years ago. The protests shut down parts of [...]

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that the House will file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s declared national emergency at the nation’s southwestern border with Mexico. The suit is the latest in a series of efforts to stop Trump from securing funds that Congress refused to give him for his proposed wall [...]

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Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, was released from prison on Friday after serving a five-year sentence, according to his family and lawyer. Fattah was a leading voice among the uprising of young Egyptians in 2011, which ousted president Hosni Mubarak from power after a 30-year period of rule. A prominent blogger and [...]

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Purdue Pharmaceutical, the makers of OxyContin, and their owners the Sackler Brothers will pay a nearly $275 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the State of Oklahoma. Nearly $200 million from the settlement will fund a new addiction treatment and research center at Oklahoma State University. The suit, brought in 2017 by Oklahoma Attorney [...]

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A federal judge ruled Monday that San Francisco’s bail schedule violates poor defendants’ rights without protecting the public. San Francisco’s bail schedule sets bail amounts for each crime and requires a defendant to pay that amount to be released after arrest, even if no charges have been filed. The lead plaintiff in this case was [...]

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