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Missouri Sues Televangelist Jim Bakker For Selling Fake Coronavirus Cure

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| The Missouri attorney general asked a judge to block the sale of Bakker's "Silver Solution." The FDA and FTC warned seven companies to stop hawking so-called treatments for the coronavirus.

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Rape And Sexual Abuse

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The 67-year-old former producer received nearly the maximum sentence for the counts he was convicted of last month. At the hearing, Weinstein compared his trial to the Red Scare.

Alabama Executes Man Convicted As Accomplice In Slaying Of Police Officers

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The case of Nathaniel Woods garnered national attention, including from Martin Luther King III, the son of the late civil rights leader, who was among those who fought to block the execution.

Court Blocks Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Policy Along Part Of The Border

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The 9th Circuit said the policy, which forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico, may violate the law. But judges were prepared to block the policy in two states only, starting next week.

Supreme Court Weighs Abortion Case; Schumer Remarks Draw Rebuke From Roberts

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Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Louisiana faced a hot bench Wednesday in a case critical to abortion rights in the U.S. But the Chief Justice - a key vote - did not tip his hand.

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Robert Durst Murder Case Featured In HBO Documentary Goes To Trial

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The 76-year-old real estate heir is charged with the one count of murder for killing Susan Berman in a case made famous by the series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.

Supreme Court Casts Doubt On Independence Of Consumer Protection Agency

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was established to prevent the abuses that led to the 2008 financial crisis. Now the Trump administration is questioning its independent structure.

LGBTQ Youth Fight For Equality In Sex Ed In South Carolina Classrooms

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A 32-year-old law makes it illegal for teachers in that state to speak about queer relationships, unless it's about sexually transmitted infections. But a federal lawsuit could change that.

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Federal Court Again Blocks Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Program

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to uphold a lower-court's injunction on the controversial policy, saying it "is invalid in its entirety" because of its inconsistency with federal asylum law.