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One word nearly burned climate-change accord

Welcome to Monday, the third anniversary of the slaying of 20 students and six educators by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Here are some news items to get your week started.

— The always important legal distinction between “shall” and “should.”

— Lawyer stands trial in China for criticizing Communist rule.

— Maryland Sen. Jamie Raskin, a Democratic candidate for Congress, writes about Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder (Spoiler alert: He believes they were wrongly decided).

— What might New Media Investment Group’s acquisition of The Dolan Co. — The Daily Record’s parent — mean for legal news?