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Washington group presses to halt Trump panel voter data round up

(The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission should be allowed to collect voter information, the administration argued, opposing a lawsuit challenging the panel’s work as infringing on privacy rights. Since it only asked for publicly available data there is no risk, ...

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‘Free TV for life’: It’s (sort of) legal and sweeping the US

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Imagine this: “Free TV For Life!” The irresistible pitch is splashed on the home page of something called CorkyTV, which advertises Amazon Fire sticks and other streaming devices loaded with software that can make getting shows and movies from shady ...

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Shkreli vents at prosecutors, media in midst of fraud trial

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, left, arrives to federal court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman, in New York, Monday, June 26, 2017. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys' advice to lay low. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Martin Shkreli apparently needed to vent as the first week of his criminal fraud trial in Brooklyn, New York, was nearing an end. During a lunch break Friday, he walked into a sixth-floor courtroom set up for reporters to watch ...

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Cyberattack fallout mires globe; DLA Piper shuts systems

A computer screen cyberattack warning notice reportedly holding computer files to ransom, as part of a massive international cyberattack, at an office in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday June 27, 2017,   A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.  Image used with permission of the account holder facebook.com/olejmaa checked and consistent with independent AP reporting.  (Oleg Reshetnyak via AP)

The global cyberattack that has been wending its way across continents since Tuesday started creating real consequences at some businesses even as the virus’s spread seemed to be abating. FedEx Corp. said it could suffer a “material” financial impact after ...

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Google, CBS, Viacom back legal shield for gay workers

People march with a rainbow flag during the Oklahoma City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Oklahoma City. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)

Dozens of major U.S. companies are encouraging a federal court to declare discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal, even if that decision could increase the firms’ vulnerability to employee lawsuits. Microsoft Corp., Google, CBS, Viacom Inc., IAC, Lyft, and Ben ...

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods in $13.7B bet on groceries

Whole Foods Market in Columbia. (Lee and Associates photo)

Amazon.com Inc. will acquire  Whole Foods Market Inc., which has 10 stores in Maryland, in a $13.7 billion deal, marking the biggest transaction ever for the e-commerce giant as it pushes deeper into groceries. Amazon will pay $42 a share ...

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Trump travel ban loses again as Supreme Court showdown looms

This Feb. 17, 2016, file photo shows the Supreme Court building in Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A second federal appeals court upheld the block on President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to take up the administration’s request to reinstate it. The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco ...

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Supreme Court issues mixed ruling on biotech-drug copies

In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a mixed decision on the rules governing efforts to get low-cost alternatives to pricey biotechnology drugs on the market. The justices said patent holders can’t use federal law to enforce a requirement that companies seeking ...

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