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Publishers sue over Maryland’s first-in-the-nation e-book licensing law

A publishers’ association is suing Maryland over the state’s new e-book law that requires book publishers to sell public libraries licenses to the same digital content that other customers can purchase. Maryland’s law was a first-in-the-nation effort to force major ...

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Lawyers deny Maryland spy suspect discussed fleeing to evade arrest

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for a Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a scheme to sell Navy submarine secrets to a foreign government denied Wednesday that she had contemplated fleeing the United States to avoid arrest. Instead, they said, ...

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Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers

Some of the defendants charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol are turning away defense lawyers and electing to represent themselves, undeterred by their lack of legal training or repeated warnings from judges. That choice already has led to ...

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Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won’t dismiss case

CHICAGO — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown ...

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Md. man appeals conviction for Black student’s killing

ANNAPOLIS — A white man serving a life sentence for stabbing a Black college student to death at a bus stop at the University of Maryland has asked the state’s second highest court to throw out his murder conviction. WTOP-FM ...

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Prosecutors: Capitol cop told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter’s involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The officer, Michael A. Riley, is accused of ...

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