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What Is The Insurrection Act That Trump Is Threatening To Invoke?

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| The 213-year-old law allows a president to "call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing" an insurrection. Trump threatened to deploy the military to states that don't quell violent protests.

Supreme Court Rejects Church's Challenge To California's Coronavirus Rules

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Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal bloc in a 5-4 decision issued late Friday. The lawsuit had argued that the state's limits on attendance discriminated against religion.

Feds Arrest 'The Mask Man,' New York Pharmacist Accused Of Profiteering On N95 Masks

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"I feel like a drug dealer standing out here," Richard Schirripa allegedly said as he was recorded selling 16 boxes of N95 masks to a customer on the street.

Justice Department Backs Challenge To Illinois Stay-At-Home Order

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The government says the order significantly impairs the ability of residents to maintain their economic livelihoods. And, it claims Gov. J.B. Pritzker is bound by state limits on emergency measures.

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli To Plead Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

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Loughlin is facing two months in prison and a $150,000 fine, according to the recommendations of the plea agreement. Her husband is facing five months in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks House Request For Mueller Grand Jury Evidence

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The House says secret grand jury evidence are relevant to an "ongoing investigation" and could lead to new impeachment charges.

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Denied Release From Prison To Research Coronavirus Cure

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Shkreli argued that his pharmaceuticals experience qualified him to help seek a treatment or cure. Probation officials called that claim "delusional self-aggrandizing behavior."

Court Allows Emoluments Case Against Trump Over D.C. Hotel To Proceed

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The District of Columbia and Maryland say Trump is violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution that prohibit the president from receiving gifts or favors from foreign and state governments.

Family Asks Houston Police Not To Release Fatal Shooting Video Of Gospel Singer

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"Not everybody wants their loved one to be in cyberspace for the rest of eternity and for their last minute on Earth to be public," Chief Art Acevedo said.