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Prosecutors Outline Why They Cleared Rick Singh of All Criminal Charges

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Prosecutors from the 7th Judicial Circuit Court cleared Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh of 10 criminal charges July 17, 2020 on an intriguing technicality: according to their detailed 10-page report, the witnesses weren’t credible.   Assistant state attorneys Melissa Clark and Andrew Urbanak listed three main witnesses in the…

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Judge seeks more details on Trump’s clemency for Roger Stone

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered that the parties provide her by Tuesday with a copy of the executive order that commuted Stone’s sentence. She also asked for…

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Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title…

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AP Was There: Martin Luther King Jr. sentenced to chain gang

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — The year of 1960 was a pivotal year for civil rights in America. Segregationist politicians insisted on upholding racist laws and policies that denied black people equal access to many aspects of public life. Legal challenges moved slowly. That year’s presidential candidates vied for the support of southern…

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AP Courtside: Supreme Court wraps up its 1st phone arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the tradition-bound Supreme Court into some big changes. Starting Monday, the justices are hearing arguments by telephone for the first time. The court will hear a total of 10 cases over six days, including President Donald Trump’s bid to keep certain financial records private. You can listen here. Here are…

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Feds uncover scheme to fraudulently sell 39 million N95 respirator masks to US hospitals

Federal law enforcement has disrupted a foreign criminal scheme to fraudulently sell 39 million N95 respirator masks to US health care workers, a Justice Department official said in an interview with CNN. Scott Brady, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, told CNN the Justice Department has launched an investigation into two foreign entities…

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Walmart Shooting Suspect Charged with Federal Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with federal hate crimes. Patrick Crusius, 21, has been charged with 90 counts under federal hate crime and firearms laws for his role…

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