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Portland Police Charge 8 After Demonstrators Vandalize Democratic Party Offices

| Demonstrators in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday were said to be anti-fascist protesters. They vandalized the Democratic Party of Oregon's office and held signs rejecting Biden's presidency.

DOJ Drops Insider Trading Investigation Into Sen. Richard Burr


Officials launched a probe into Burr's business dealings after the senator warned a group of constituents in February to prepare for the coronavirus then sold off $1.7 million in stocks.

New Program Aims To Bring More Civil Rights Lawyers To The South


The scholarship program, sponsored by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, intends to support the next generation of civil rights advocates working in the South.

U.S. Executes Dustin Higgs In 13th And Final Execution Under Trump Administration


Higgs had been sentenced to death for the 1996 killings of three women in Maryland, which has since abolished the death penalty.

Response To Capitol Riot Could Hurt Minorities, Civil Libertarians Say


They say new police and surveillance powers could, if history is a guide, be used against Blacks and other people of color in the justice system, not the white rioters who stormed the Capitol.

Supreme Court OKs White House Request To Limit Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic


The case was the first abortion-related decision faced by the new conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court after Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in last year.

Democrats Unveil Legislation To Abolish The Federal Death Penalty


In an exclusive interview with NPR, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Ayanna Pressley discuss their push to end capital punishment at the federal level as their party takes full control of Congress.


New York State Bar Association Considers Expelling Rudy Giuliani


The bar association said it received "hundreds of complaints in recent months" about Giuliani, ultimately deciding Monday to launch a "historic" inquiry into the president's attorney.

Can Trump Pardon Himself?


While some constitutional scholars argue that the pardon power is absolute, most believe a president cannot pardon himself.