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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:00 -0400

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Lance Armstrong To Pay U.S. Government $5 Million To Settle Fraud Claims

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:00 -0400

Authorities said the disgraced cyclist had defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, out of millions. He faced $100 million in possible penalties — but this settlement averts his looming trial.

Rudy Giuliani Among 3 New Lawyers Joining Trump's Legal Team

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:35:00 -0400

The former New York City mayor will help deal with legal issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:52:00 -0400

The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but it isn't clear what comes next.

Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:39:00 -0400

"Ain't nobody got time for this. For real," Williams reportedly was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard tried to report cars racing on a Houston-area interstate.

Most Still Favor Stricter Gun Laws, But It's Fading As A 2018 Voting Issue

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:28:04 -0400

The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.

Trump Attorney Cohen Drops Dossier Lawsuits Against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:52:00 -0400

Michael Cohen says he still feels he has been defamed by the infamous dossier, but he has too much on his hands for the suits to move forward.

Alabama Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83, To Be Executed Thursday

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:51:00 -0400

Moody killed a federal judge at his home in Alabama and a civil rights attorney at his office in Georgia. He would be the oldest U.S. inmate executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Wyatt Cenac Wants To Talk About Policing

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:53 -0400

Cenac's new HBO show, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, is a 10-part comedy-documentary focused on American policing and its considerable challenges.

Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:53 -0400

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the legislation is unnecessary, but those who want to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired say the point is to send a message.

Benjamin Wittes On Comey's New Book

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Benjamin Wittes of the Lawfare website, who has known James Comey for several years, about Comey's new book and what Comey has said in recent interviews.

Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

Federal Judge Holds Kansas Elections Official In Contempt Of Court

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:51:00 -0400

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was found to have violated a court injunction against providing new voters with confusing and misleading information about their registration.

N.Y. Attorney General, Invoking Trump, Calls For Albany To Close Pardon 'Loophole'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

Eric Schneiderman asked state lawmakers to alter New York criminal law so that a presidential pardon might not protect someone from state-level prosecution.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

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Examining The Case Against Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

The federal court case in New York involving President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has received no shortage of attention. Presiding over it all is judge Kimba Wood, a veteran of the bench.