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Canadian Court Clears The Way For Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

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| The court said the government has adequately consulted with indigenous groups about the pipeline expansion. First Nations have said that they remain concerned about the project's environmental impact.

Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China

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An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

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His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

Supreme Court Could Be Headed To A Major Unraveling Of Public School Funding

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At Wednesday's arguments, a majority of the justices suggested a major expansion of public funding for parochial schools.

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New Jersey Mandates Severance Pay For Workers Facing Mass Layoffs

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"Workers' performance and workers' dedication to the company were secondary. Now, they'll be moved more to the forefront," state Sen. Joe Cryan, a co-sponsor of the bill, said.

District Of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee For 'Grossly Overpaying' At Trump Hotel

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President Trump's inaugural committee spent more than a million dollars renting event space at the hotel in January 2017, a cost that D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says is far above market rate.

Supreme Court Allows Flint Water Lawsuits To Move Forward, Officials Not 'Immune'

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In refusing to take up two cases involving the 2014 water crisis, the higher court has upheld earlier rulings saying neither city nor state officials are protected from being sued.

After A Fall At Baylor, Ken Starr Became A Fox Regular, And Then, A Trump Defender

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Ken Starr was stripped of his presidency at Baylor University in 2016, accused of overseeing an administration that ignored a campus sexual assault scandal.

3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia

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This is the second trio of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.