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Arkansas Governor Vetoes Ban On Gender-Affirming Care For Trans Youth

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| Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, called the Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act, or SAFE Act, "a vast government overreach." The legislature could override the veto with a simple majority.

Obama Transportation Secretary Hid Foreign Cash Loan

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Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took $50,000 from an associate of a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire while in office in 2012.

Biden Phase-Out Of Private Jails Worries U.S. Marshals Who Transport Detainees

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Current and former officials say that the executive order could mean that some pretrial detainees are housed hours away from courthouses where their cases will be heard, diverting resources.

When It Comes To Email, Some Prisoners Say Attorney-Client Privilege Has Been Erased

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Within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, inmates are asked to "voluntarily" agree to electronic monitoring in order to use the bureau's email system. But critics say there's nothing voluntary about it.

Take To The Court: Justices Will Hear Case On Student Athlete Compensation

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The case tests whether the NCAA's limits on compensation for student athletes violate antitrust law. Its outcome could have enormous consequences for college sports.

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2 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump For Injuries Sustained During Jan. 6 Riot

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Two U.S. Capitol police officers argue former President Donald Trump is responsible for the injuries they received during the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.

Biden Makes 1st Judicial Nominations, Including A Supreme Court Contender

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With the lesson of President Obama's difficulty in filling vacancies "imprinted on his brain," his staff says, the president sees filling judicial seats as a top priority.

Prosecutors Add Sex Trafficking Charges Against Ghislaine Maxwell

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Ghislaine Maxwell, the former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, faces new charges for the abuse of a 14-year-old girl starting in 2001.

Jury Will Hear Opening Arguments In Derek Chauvin Trial On Monday

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The trial is starting in earnest 10 months after George Floyd's killing triggered outrage and protests against racial inequality. The highly anticipated trial is expected to last about four weeks.