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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 02, 2018 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a president be forced to testify? While the Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on the subject, the answer appears to be yes. The question was tested during the Watergate scandal in 1974, when justices held unanimously that a president could be compelled to comply with...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday said the state can enforce a voter ID law in the May 22 primary election despite a judge declaring the measure unconstitutional. By a vote of 6-1 the Supreme Court put on hold a Pulaski County judge's decision blocking the law's...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accompanied by President Donald Trump, speaks during a ceremonial swearing in at the State Department, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 02, 2018 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to hit reset at the State Department on the eve of a critical decision on the Iran nuclear deal and a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump made his first visit to the department on Wednesday for the ceremonial swearing-in of...
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May 02, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge in Maryland to dismiss a lawsuit that argues that Trump's acceptance of payments from foreign and state governments at his Washington hotel violates the Constitution. A private lawyer for the president wrote in court papers this...
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President Donald Trump applauds Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a ceremonial swearing in at the State Department, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Washington. From left, Pompeo, his son Nicholas Pompeo, his wife Susan Pompeo, Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 02, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. faces an "unprecedented opportunity" on the Korean peninsula as President Donald Trump prepares to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, a Lyft car crosses Market Street in San Francisco. In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, which could affect a range of workers in the so-called "sharing economy," such as Uber and Lyft drivers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 01, 2018 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Supreme Court ruling that would limit businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who aren't eligible for certain benefits and employment protections was hailed as a big victory for labor and could shake up the state's so-called gig economy. The...
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May 01, 2018 - 6:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation. The lawsuit announced Tuesday comes a week after a federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to resume the Deferred Action for...
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May 01, 2018 - 6:11 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge ordered the city of Newark on Tuesday not to use police escorts for private events following a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Ras Baraka misused city funds by having officers escort a hip-hop DJ to the mayor's birthday party. At the same hearing, Superior Court...
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Daniel Ramirez Medina, right, walks with a man identified as his brother following a hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Ramirez is asking U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez to block the government from revoking his participation in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows those brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain in the country to work or study. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)
May 01, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday the government cannot immediately revoke a Mexican man's enrollment in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as children, saying he wants more information from lawyers before he issues a preliminary ruling. Daniel...
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This combination photo shows retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor accepting the Minerva Award during the Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Oct. 26, 2010, left, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington on Sept. 20, 2017. A TV drama about the lives and careers of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the works. A spokeswoman for Alyssa Milano said Tuesday that the actress' company, Peace Productions, is joining with PatMa Productions to develop the limited series. (AP Photo)
May 01, 2018 - 4:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV drama about the lives and careers of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the works. A spokeswoman for Alyssa Milano said Tuesday that the actress' company, Peace Productions, is joining with PatMa Productions to develop the limited series. The project will draw...
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