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Texas city bans abortion, allows family to sue providers, helpers

An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities in Austin, Texas, U.S. June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ilana Panich-Linsman

LUBBOCK, Texas - Declaring Lubbock a "sanctuary city" for the unborn, voters have approved a local ban on almost all abortions, and the Texas legislature is considering a law to bar the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.  Full Article 

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell appears during her arraignment hearing on a new indictment at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City, New York, U.S. April 23, 2021, in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

Ghislaine Maxwell's sex crimes trial in New York delayed until fall

NEW YORK -A U.S. judge on Monday granted Ghislaine Maxwell's request to delay her trial on charges she procured teenage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, and said the trial will begin in the fall.  Full Article 

Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Big three drug distributors blame doctors, regulators in trial over opioid epidemic

The three largest U.S. drug distributors, facing their first trial over claims that they fueled the opioid crisis, said responsibility for ballooning painkiller sales lies with doctors, drugmakers and regulators.  Full Article 

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Union offered Exxon 6-yr deal with no raise first year -sources

United Steelworkers union negotiators bargaining for a new contract at an Exxon Mobil Texas refinery offered a six-year deal with no pay raise in the first year, people familiar with the talks said, shortly before 650 workers were locked out of their jobs.

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Bank of America's 'Erica' trademark win partly upheld by 10th Circuit

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Bank of America Corp's ERICA mobile banking virtual assistant didn't infringe one of two trademarks owned by an aspiring search-engine operator and upheld the cancellation of his Georgia state registration for the other.  Full Article 

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Pro Bono Heroes: How Keker team won freedom for a father in ‘shaken baby syndrome’ case

It’s hard to find anything but heartbreak in the case of Clifton Jones, who was convicted in 2007 of killing his infant son CJ based on what his lawyers from Keker, Van Nest & Peters and the Northern California Innocence Project call faulty forensic science about “shaken baby syndrome.”   Read More 

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Massachusetts high court sets bold example in firefighter's bias case

A Black former firefighter's 11-year fight with officials in Brookline, Massachusetts, over the town's response to an incident in which his co-worker used the N-word ended on Tuesday in an opinion from the state's high court that's remarkable for its clarity and common-sense analysis rarely seen in employment discrimination cases.  Read more 

The Contemplation of Justice statue is seen outside of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

U.S. Supreme Court justices debate cheerleader's free speech case

U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments on Wednesday on whether public schools can punish students for what they say off campus in a case involving a former Pennsylvania cheerleader's foul-mouthed social media post that could impact the free speech rights of millions of young Americans.  Full Article 

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