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Sub shop owners say police poisoning accusation hurt business (access required)

After nearly 20 years in the food service industry, Kristin Myers was used to dealing with the occasional unsatisfied customer. But last August, the Layton, Utah, business owner and her partner, Dallas Buttars, were thrown a curveball when a local ...

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This obscure Maryland jurist ought to have a statue (access required)

The violence by neo-Nazis, Klansmen and other racists in Charlottesville, Virginia, outraged decent people across the United States. For the extremists’ ostensible cause – protecting Confederate monuments, such as the Robert E. Lee statue in that Virginia college town’s Emancipation ...

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Costco ordered to pay Tiffany & Co. $19M for misleading diamond rings (access required)

Costco must pay the storied jewelry company Tiffany & Co. more than $19 million for selling about 2,500 diamond rings falsely identified on store signs as “Tiffany” rings, a federal judge ruled Monday. Costco’s management “displayed at best a cavalier ...

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Md. pharma sues federal government, seeking protection from generics (access required)

One of Maryland’s largest drug manufacturers is suing the federal government to fend off competition of one of its key drugs, saying its right to exclusively sell the medication should continue another three years. The suit comes as the company, ...

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Active-duty military members sue Trump over transgender ban (access required)

Five active-duty service members sued President Donald Trump Wednesday over his intentions to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military. “The directive to reinstate a ban on open service by transgender people violates both the Equal Protection component of ...

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The Supreme Court has finally embraced the 21st century (access required)

After lagging behind other courts for years, the Supreme Court is finally catching up on a key technological feature that will be a boon to researchers, lawyers and analysts of all kinds. It’s moving to adopt electronic filing. The change ...

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Justice Department may sue schools over affirmative action (access required)

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials are planning a new project to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies they determine discriminate against white applicants, according to a U.S. government official. The project will be based out of the department’s ...

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