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Obamacare Wins For The 3rd Time At The Supreme Court

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| The 7-2 decision threw out the challenge to the law, saying Texas and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus lacked standing.

A New Lawsuit Aims To Stop Indiana From Pulling Unemployment Benefits Early

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Indiana is one of eight states that are scheduled to end expanded pandemic unemployment benefits this weekend.

Race, Drugs And Sentencing At the Supreme Court

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The court ruled that some crack cocaine offenders sentenced to harsh prison terms more than a decade ago cannot get their sentences reduced under a federal law designed to do just that.

1 Woman Is Dead, Others Injured In Minneapolis After A Driver Plows Into Protesters

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Demonstrators were gathered to protest the June 3 shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a Black man, by U.S. Marshals in Minneapolis when a man plowed into a crowd Sunday night.

A Nun Stole $835,000 From A School To Feed A Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say

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Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, agreed to plead guilty to one count of money laundering and one count of wire fraud. The federal charges carry a maximum prison term of 40 years.

Justice Department Says It Will Now Require Federal Officers To Wear Body Cameras

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In a reversal of long-standing policy, the DOJ said it would start to require body cameras when federal officers are executing search warrants or making pre-planned arrests.

Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Are Being Sold Online. Using One Is A Crime

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Officials have pleaded with tech giants to keep the documents off their sites, but Amazon briefly had blank vaccination cards for sale this week. They could land their bearers in prison.

New Jersey Is Closing Its Only Women's Prison After Rampant Abuse By Guards

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The announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy came as the state released a report about brutal cell extractions this year that left prisoners with injuries ranging from scratches to a fractured eye socket.

Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To The Rule That Only Men Register For The Draft

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The justices noted that Congress is actively considering the question of including women in selective service registration and that women have been able to serve in combat roles for years.