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NXIVM Cult Leader Sentenced To 120 Years In Prison

| Keith Raniere, 60, was convicted last year of sex trafficking, human trafficking and racketeering for his role as the head of the cult. "He robbed me of my youth,'' a victim reportedly told the court.

Nina Totenberg On Amy Coney Barrett, Anita Hill And Saying Goodbye To RBG


NPR's legal correspondent has spent decades covering major shifts in the Supreme Court. "Often, in the beginning, I was the only woman in the newsroom," Totenberg says.

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic


The high court issued its order Wednesday night, over the dissent of the court's three liberal justices. The practice was intended to accommodate people with disabilities and at-risk individuals.

Michigan Charges 8th Man In Alleged Domestic Terrorism Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer


Brian Higgins participated "in a plan of domestic terrorism that included storming the Michigan Capitol building and harming government officials," the attorney general's office said.

Pressed On Landmark Contraception Case, Barrett Again Declines To Answer


Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett about whether Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that protects the right to buy and use contraception, was correctly decided.

Men In Alleged Kidnapping Plot Also Considered Targeting Virginia Governor, FBI Says


Special Agent Richard Trask revealed the Virginia connection for the first time on Tuesday, testifying in a federal court in Michigan.

Many Firsts At Confirmation Hearings For Judge Amy Coney Barrett


The hearings, which start at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, begin against the backdrop of early voting that has begun in many states and just 22 days before Election Day.


Supreme Court Refuses To Block Lower Court Order On Abortion Pills


At issue were FDA regulations that required women seeking medication abortion to pick up the prescribed pills in person at a clinic instead of by mail.

White Gun-Wielding St. Louis Couple Reportedly Indicted By Grand Jury


"I've been told they've been charged with exhibiting a firearm and tampering with evidence," Joel Schwartz, who represents Mark and Patricia McCloskey told NPR.