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A Judge Watched Her Son Die. Now She Wants To Protect Other Judicial Families

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| Last July, a gunman killed Judge Esther Salas's son and wounded her husband. Now, there is bipartisan support for legislation that would shield the information of federal judges and their families.

Federal Judge Approves Landmark $8.3 Billion Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

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The controversial deal hashed out between the Department of Justice and the maker of Oxycontin provides hundreds of millions of dollars of relief for communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic.

U.S. Moves To Drop Drug Trafficking Charges Against Mexico's Former Defense Minister

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Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was accused of working on behalf of one of Mexico's deadliest cartels. On Tuesday, Attorney General Barr said the former general will be investigated by Mexican authorities.

Father And Son Charged With Murder In Ahmaud Arbery Killing Are Denied Bond

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"I'm relieved they'll stay behind bars," Arbery's mother said. She had asked a judge to keep the pair in jail, saying "Ahmaud wasn't allowed to go home. Ahmaud wasn't even allowed the chance to live."

Meat Manufacturer Sues New Mexico After Plant Ordered To Close Due To COVID-19 Cases

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Stampede Meat argues the closure violates President Trump's April 28 executive order, which aims to keep meat packing plants open during the pandemic.

Will Supreme Court Invalidate Obamacare A Decade After It Was Enacted?

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There would be enormous consequences were the court to throw out the ACA, which has survived twice in the high court. But the court's makeup is very different now than on those past occasions.

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Philadelphia Police Release 'Traumatic' Bodycam Video Of Walter Wallace Jr. Shooting

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"We understand that the materials released today will be very painful. It will elicit anger, rage, distress, evoke more questions, and rightfully so," the district attorney said, urging calm.

From Marijuana To Mushrooms, Voters Want Drug Laws Eased

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Voters in 2020 push for drug reform. Several states approve marijuana for recreational and medicinal use. Oregon votes to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs.

At Supreme Court, Justices Consider Religion, LGBTQ Rights

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At issue is a Catholic charity's refusal to screen same-sex couples as foster care parents.