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Michigan Charges 8th Man In Alleged Domestic Terrorism Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

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| Brian Higgins participated "in a plan of domestic terrorism that included storming the Michigan Capitol building and harming government officials," the attorney general's office said.

Pressed On Landmark Contraception Case, Barrett Again Declines To Answer

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Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett about whether Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that protects the right to buy and use contraception, was correctly decided.

Men In Alleged Kidnapping Plot Also Considered Targeting Virginia Governor, FBI Says

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Special Agent Richard Trask revealed the Virginia connection for the first time on Tuesday, testifying in a federal court in Michigan.

Many Firsts At Confirmation Hearings For Judge Amy Coney Barrett

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The hearings, which start at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, begin against the backdrop of early voting that has begun in many states and just 22 days before Election Day.

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Supreme Court Refuses To Block Lower Court Order On Abortion Pills

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At issue were FDA regulations that required women seeking medication abortion to pick up the prescribed pills in person at a clinic instead of by mail.

White Gun-Wielding St. Louis Couple Reportedly Indicted By Grand Jury

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"I've been told they've been charged with exhibiting a firearm and tampering with evidence," Joel Schwartz, who represents Mark and Patricia McCloskey told NPR.

DOJ To Charge 2 British ISIS Militants Accused Of Role In Killing U.S. Hostages

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Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh have been in U.S. military custody in Iraq since their capture in 2018 and are believed to be part of a notorious ISIS cell called "The Beatles."

Kentucky AG Defends Role In Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Process

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Taylor's family lawyers are calling for a special prosecutor to reopen the case. But Attorney General Daniel Cameron says, given its importance, he was best equipped to handle the investigation.

The Election And A Fresh Obamacare Challenge Loom Over New Supreme Court Term

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The new term, which begins Monday, will see eight justices, not the usual nine. And because of COVID-19, once again the justices will gather by telephone hookup to hear the arguments.

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