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In this July 26, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington. More than a decade after he served as what’s been called the president’s “inbox and outbox,” Kavanaugh’s role as White House staff secretary to President George W. Bush has become a flashpoint as Republicans push his confirmation to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a decade after he served as what's been called the president's "inbox and outbox," Brett Kavanaugh's role as White House staff secretary to President George W. Bush has become a flashpoint as Republicans push his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Democrats want to see...
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Maria holds her 4-year-old son Franco after he arrived at the El Paso International Airport Thursday, July 26, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. The two had been separated for over six weeks after being entering the country. (Ruben R. Ramirez/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the reunification of families separated at the border (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A federal judge is commending the Trump administration for reunifying families in immigration custody after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border while also faulting it for...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:26 pm
A federal judge has ruled that state and local governments cannot publicize federal government data about where prescription opioids were distributed, a blow to news organizations seeking to report more deeply on the nation's overdose and addiction crisis. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York. Silver, one of the most powerful politicians in New York for two decades, is scheduled to be sentenced to prison time on Friday, July 27, in the corruption case that ended his career. The same federal judge previously sentenced the former New York Assembly Speaker to 12 years imprisonment for the same crime, but the punishment was thrown out when an appeals court ordered a retrial. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 27, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (all times local): 4:10 A federal judge who sentenced one of New York's longtime Democratic power brokers to seven years in prison says political corruption in New York state "has to stop." U.S...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court in New York, Friday, July 27, 2028. Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, will be sentenced for a second time Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, a former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before criminal charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison by a judge who said political corruption in the state "has to stop." The punishment,...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, left, shakes hands with Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., during their meeting, Thursday, July 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a dispute over records associated with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The Senate's top Democrat is appealing to former President George W. Bush in a fight over documents related to Supreme Court nominee and former...
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July 27, 2018 - 2:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A federal judge says he's unlikely to issue a gag order stopping a lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from discussing her lawsuit against President Donald Trump with...
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Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, right, takes a question from District Judge Edward J. Davila, left, during the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. Kennedy announced his retirement in June saying he wants to spend more time with his family. He has been in recent years the Supreme Court's decisive vote in contentious cases on issues such as gay rights and abortion. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Thursday said he believes it is vital to maintain close ties with Europe and is concerned the U.S. appears to be drifting away. Kennedy, who announced his retirement last month, made the remarks Thursday at a conference of...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, a barista reaches for an empty cup at a Starbucks in the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, July 26, 2018. The unanimous ruling was a big victory for hourly workers in California and could prompt additional lawsuits against employers in the state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 26, 2018 - 5:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling was a big victory for hourly workers in California...
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July 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has no claim under federal racketeering law for damages against a Dutch environmental group that urged banks not to finance the $3.8 billion project. Judge Billy Roy Wilson dismissed Netherlands-based...
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