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Tour companies are retooling to handle pandemic travel (access required)

Before the pandemic, Joey Parrott, an inveterate traveler, had plans to visit Norway, India and Italy. But when these borders closed to Americans, his trips were all canceled. After staying at home for five months, the retired banker from Dalton, ...

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Once openly political, the Supreme Court has traded partisanship for power (access required)

As Republicans push to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court before the election, and Democrats counter with threats to expand the court if the party wins power, Americans overwhelmingly favor keeping ...

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Justice Department recommends holding tech giants liable for some online content (access required)

The Justice Department on Wednesday urged Congress to adopt new legislation that could punish Facebook, Google and Twitter for a wide array of harmful content posted online, threatening to erode a long-cherished legal immunity that Silicon Valley says is critical to the future of the Internet.

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Judge’s actions in Flynn case raise novel questions about judicial power (access required)

The pitched legal battle over the fate of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn raises unsettled, novel questions about what happens when a judge refuses to go along when prosecutors no longer want to pursue their case. ...

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Law may trigger halt to development in some parts of PG County (access required)

When the Prince George's County Council in Maryland reconvenes in January, its members will confront an issue intertwined with two of the Washington suburb's hot-button issues: development and public safety.

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Jennifer Rubin: Why Iowa is so complicated (access required)

In six weeks, Iowans will gather in schools, community centers and other locales to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee. The number of people who turn out for an evening to talk presidential politics with their neighbors is a sliver ...

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Federal review of Baltimore-Washington high-speed maglev project ‘paused’ (access required)

The Federal Railroad Administration has temporarily halted its analysis of the proposed high-speed "maglev" train system in the Washington region to give those behind the project more time to provide details about its design and engineering.

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Pa. court: Pointing a finger gun can be a crime (access required)

On a warm day in June 2018, Stephen Kirchner was walking with a fellow neighbor when they came up on Josh Klingseisen’s yard. They were not friendly with Klingseisen. In fact, the woman walking with Kirchner, Elaine Natore, had a ...

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Prince George’s re-entry court program aims to reduce repeat offenders (access required)

Dionte Borges was looking forward to Florida. The judge overseeing his probation had authorized the work trip, noting Borges had been doing “exceptionally well” in re-entry court and as long as he stayed on track, he’d be free to travel. ...

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Supreme Court appears reluctant to prohibit dual prosecutions (access required)

WASHINGTON — A majority of the Supreme Court sounded unlikely Thursday to overturn more than a century of doctrine that allows states and the federal government to prosecute someone for the same criminal conduct. While it went unmentioned at the ...

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