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Johns Hopkins Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Claims Litigation
Johns Hopkins Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Claims

BALTIMORE — An animal rights group has filed a complaint against Johns Hopkins University for what it describes as botched surgeries on nine dogs that led to their paralysis and euthanasia. This is the second complaint filed with the U.S.... Read More

Trump Proposal Would Allow Government Contractors To Fire LGBTQ On Religious Grounds, Critics Say Employment
Trump Proposal Would Allow Government Contractors To Fire LGBTQ On Religious Grounds, Critics Say

A new rule proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration would allow businesses that receive federal contracts to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals according to employers’ religious beliefs, critics say. According to the Department of Labor, the role of the proposal, which... Read More

Federal Judge Bans Paperless Voting Machines in Georgia for 2020 Elections Voting
Federal Judge Bans Paperless Voting Machines in Georgia for 2020 Elections
2019-08-15 17:04:02
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to stop using its "unsecure ... and grossly outdated" voting machines after this year and to have hand-marked paper ballots at the ready if new, more secure machines aren't in place by the... Read More

Ohio State Lawmaker Wants to Use Seized Fentanyl in Executions State News
Ohio State Lawmaker Wants to Use Seized Fentanyl in Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker intends to introduce a bill to allow state prison officials to used seized fentanyl to execute prisoners residing on death row. In a Monday evening email to his colleagues, state Rep. Scott Wiggam, a... Read More

Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Criminal Trial Rescheduled for January Law
Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Criminal Trial Rescheduled for January

SAN DIEGO — Lawyers for Rep. Duncan Hunter asked a federal judge Tuesday to delay his political corruption trial so the Republican congressman from San Diego County can argue before an appeals court that the criminal charges should be dismissed.... Read More

Trump Crackdown on Legal Immigrants Could Damage California Economy, Experts Say State News
Trump Crackdown on Legal Immigrants Could Damage California Economy, Experts Say

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration’s new immigration crackdown — which could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance — would have major ramifications on the California economy, experts... Read More

New ‘Public Charge’ Rule Could Affect Millions of Immigrants Immigration
New ‘Public Charge’ Rule Could Affect Millions of Immigrants

WASHINGTON — A new Department of Homeland Security rule unveiled Monday seeks to do what pro-immigration advocates have long dreaded by giving U.S. immigration officers broad authority to deny applicants citizenship, green cards, visa extensions and changes in immigration status... Read More

NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action State News
NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that he signed an executive directive meant to strengthen background checks for gun buyers. Cooper said he signed the directive to his Cabinet agencies to “build on the work we... Read More

Americans Are Sick of Robocalls. Can Congress Agree On How to Block Them? State News
Americans Are Sick of Robocalls. Can Congress Agree On How to Block Them?

WASHINGTON — Fake charity appeals or IRS tax delinquency notices. Tricks that tempt you to call an overseas hotline — and rack up expensive charges. By one estimate, Americans lost more than $10 billion thanks to scam phone calls over... Read More

'Choose Your Ride' Drunk Driving Vehicle a Minor Sensation in North Charleston State News
'Choose Your Ride' Drunk Driving Vehicle a Minor Sensation in North Charleston
2019-08-09 23:10:03
by Dan McCue

North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess knew he had to do something. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced South Carolina led the nation in drunk driving fatalities, with 44% of all auto accident deaths involving at least... Read More

Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings In The News
Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will seek to console the grief-stricken residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday — a presidential duty he’s never quite mastered and that is made harder by local reluctance about his visit. The... Read More

Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement Litigation
Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement
2019-08-06 20:34:14
by Dan McCue

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. "Today we have taken decisive action in federal court challenging California’s... Read More

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