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Trump campaign wanted updates on 2016 WikiLeaks releases on Clinton: ex-aide testifies

Rick Gates, former campaign aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs after a bond hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, reaching all the way to Trump himself, the Republican's former deputy campaign chairman testified in court on Tuesday.  Full Article 

Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices were scheduled to hear oral arguments in the consolidation of three cases before the court regarding the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Washington, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

'Dreamers,' Democrats rally behind DACA as U.S. top court mulls program's fate

WASHINGTON - Immigrants known as "Dreamers" and senior Democrats rallied behind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to let President Donald Trump end it.  Full Article 

Cody Wilson holds an example of a 3-D printed gun, called the "Liberator," which his company Defense Distributed designs at his factory in Austin, Texas, U.S. August 1, 2018. Picture taken August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kelly West

Judge blocks White House from allowing downloads of 3-D printed gun blueprints

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down the Trump administration's effort to allow blueprints for making guns from 3-D printers to be posted online.  Full Article 

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Trump to ask U.S. Supreme Court to review tax returns decision

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling requiring his accounting firm to turn over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, setting the stage for a possible decision before the 2020 election.

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An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

EPA wins dismissal of renewable fuels exemptions lawsuit

A federal court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by a biofuels trade group that accused the Environmental Protection Agency of unlawfully exempting small refiners from a program that requires they generate a minimum of renewable fuels.  Read more 

FILE PHOTO: People leave the Supreme Court after it resumed hearing oral arguments at the start of its new term in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert/File Photo

Supreme Court tosses challenge to Republican-drawn Michigan electoral maps

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in the aftermath of major rulings by the justices in June prohibiting federal courts from hearing such claims.  Full Article 

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I’d bet you’ve never heard of Denise Bence, a onetime health club manager in Detroit. In the early 1980s, Bence sued her ex-employer, the Detroit Health Corporation, for pay discrimination. All managers at Detroit Health’s chain of clubs were paid based on commissions. Women managers, who sold memberships only to female customers, received a 5% commission. Male managers, who catered to men thinking of joining the club, were paid 7.5% of the signup fee when they brought in a new membe

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