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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has seen her biopic three times, director says

The new movie is based on the Supreme Court justice's early career.

Watch: Colorado Avalanche fan shatters penalty box glass

A Colorado Avalanche fan accidentally shattered the glass in the penalty box in the third period of a 6-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

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You Should Have the Right to Sue Apple

In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court will decide whether iPhone App Store customers are entitled to make their case against the tech giant.

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Samsung reconsiders its fake Supreme collaboration in China

Samsung caused controversy at the Chinese launch event of the Galaxy A8 earlier this week, when it announced it would be partnering with ...

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CNN fired him for speech some deemed anti-Semitic. But his university says the Constitution protects him.

The professor of media studies, who was fired by CNN for language construed as hostile to the existence of the state of Israel, was protected by the ...

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Why Shinzo Abe faces an uphill battle to revise Japan’s constitution

Revising Article 9, the "peace clause," could enable new military platforms, roles and missions for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces.

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Huawei CFO freed on bail ahead of extradition

Tensions remain high over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou for alleged Iran sanction violations, but Canada just offered a tiny olive branch. A British Columbia Supreme Court justice has granted Meng bail after her attorney and family ...

Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban

The Trump administration on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce an asylum ban for migrants who enter the country illegally.

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate asylum ban during appeals

In an emergency application to the Supreme Court Tuesday evening, the Trump administration has asked the justices to intervene to allow enforcement of Trump's travel ban.

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow enforcement of asylum ban

A panel ruled last week that the policy ran around specific language in federal law that allows all who enter the country to apply for asylum.

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Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order

President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to let his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the United ...

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'Only Trump earns more': Mexico president flays supreme court

Mexico's president escalated a conflict with the judiciary on Tuesday, calling the country's supreme court judges the "best paid public servants in the world," after the tribunal froze plans to impose pay cuts on the civil service.

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Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Atlantic Oil Testing 

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits  in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.  Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals, endangered species and national environmental policy, ...

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Egypt Probes Images of Naked Couple Atop Pyramid

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images said to show a naked couple who scaled the Great Pyramid that has sparked outrage in the conservative Muslim country, an official said Tuesday. In a video titled "Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza", Danish photographer Andreas Hvid appears to scale the 4,500-year-old tomb on the ...

Huawei CFO's bail hearing: Realtor, insurance agent offered as guarantors

The third day of a bail hearing for Huawei's chief financial officer is underway in Vancouver, as lawyers battle over her freedom, whether she is a flight risk, and who would be a suitable guarantor ...

Huawei's CFO to be freed on $10M bail as she awaits extradition proceedings

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's CFO, was granted bail after three days of hearings in Vancouver concluded on ...

Huawei's CFO walks free on $10M bail as she awaits extradition proceedings

Huawei's chief financial officer will be released on $10 million bail — with five guarantors — as ...

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How Republicans are turning US states into labs of anti-democracy

The party’s brazen efforts to rewire state legislature poses a greater threat than Trump – and will be all the harder to tackleAmerica’s federal system of government is, in theory, key to the strength of its democracy. As opposed to citizens in the more centralized states of Europe, Americans get to vote for a huge array of local offices, policies ...

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China Faces US Pressure to Contain Deadly Fentanyl Exports

After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump praised China for considering imposing the death penalty on illicit producers of fentanyl – an opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine with a lethal dose of just two milligrams in most people. When fentanyl, which is used ...

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Administration asks Supreme Court to allow enforcement of asylum ban

The solicitor general said that the presidential proclamation was intended to “address an ongoing crisis at the southern border, with significant implications for ongoing diplomatic negotiations and foreign relations.”

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How the Supreme Court Handled Its First Test of Abortion Rights Since Kavanaugh Joined

Three conservative judges issued a dissenting opinion, arguing that the Supreme Court should take the case.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren’t Happy

Three conservatives said the court was wrong to duck cases with “some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue.”

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Don't Sentence Prisoners to Addiction

Denying treatment to those behind bars violates the Eighth Amendment.

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Auer of Legal Reckoning

The Supreme Court tees up a big case on the administrative state.

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Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with Trump

The U.S. Supreme Court's reluctance to take up new cases on volatile social issues is putting it on a collision course with President Donald Trump, whose Justice Department is trying to rush such disputes through the appeals system to get them before the nine justices as quickly as possible.

Need health insurance? Obamacare enrollment ends Dec. 15

Wider availability of short-term plans and the elimination of the penalty are two big changes that have set this year’s apart from past sign-up periods.

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Meadows: Being W.H. chief of staff would be an 'honor'

And the Supreme Court declines to hear a Planned Parenthood defunding case.

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