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Kentucky Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

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| The grand jury indictment alleges Gregory Bush shot and killed two African-Americans "because of their race and color." The Justice Department has not decided if it will seek the death penalty.

Trump Is Reshaping The Judiciary. A Breakdown By Race, Gender And Qualification

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President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.

Fire officials' dilemma: How to deal with those who defy evacuation orders

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It happens in every big wildfire. Officials issue mandatory evacuation orders, but some people stay behind and try to save their homes. Sometimes they succeed, and that raises a policy question that firefighters would rather not confront.

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Trump Versus News Media Lands In Court

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A federal judge in Washington appointed by the president hears a case brought by CNN and joined by other outlets about the stripped credentials of a reporter.

Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

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As part of an ongoing lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, Maryland requested a preliminary injunction that would declare Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general instead.

Federal Appeals Court Deals Trump Another Setback On DACA

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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is the first appellate court to rule on ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Judges rejected government arguments that the court has no jurisdiction.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs

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The 85-year-old justice fell in her office at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday evening. She has been hospitalized for "observation and treatment."

Trump Administration Sides With Sudan Against USS Cole Survivors In Lawsuit

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Notice of the suit was sent to Sudan's U.S. embassy instead of Khartoum. The administration told the Supreme Court that it agrees with Sudan, which is accused of backing the Cole attackers.

Jeff Sessions Out As Attorney General After Steady Drumbeat Of Criticism From Trump

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The former senator was an early supporter of the president but then he quickly lost the president's favor because he recused himself from the Russia investigation.