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Connecticut provides right to counsel in eviction proceedings

Welcome to Monday, the 28th anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Connecticut governor signs law giving low-income renters a right to ...

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Biden backs civil diplomatic immunity for alleged torturer

Welcome to Monday, the 70th anniversary of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg being sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Biden backs civil diplomatic immunity for ex-Egyptian prime ...

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Biden picks Boardman, Griggsby for U.S. District Court for Md. (access required)

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he intends to nominate U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah L. Boardman and U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Lydia K. Griggsby to the U.S. District Court for Maryland. If confirmed by the Senate, Boardman and ...

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COVID relief bill could permanently alter social safety net (access required)

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is being hailed by Democrats and progressive policy advocates as a generational expansion of the social safety net, providing food and housing assistance, greater access to health care and direct aid to families in what amounts to a broad-based attack on the cycle of poverty.

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Biden’s $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers? (access required)

President Joe Biden's effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could provide a welcome opportunity for someone like Cristian Cardona, a 21-year-old fast food worker. Cardona would love to earn enough to afford to move out of his parents' house in Orlando, Florida, and maybe scrape together money for college.

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Biden treads carefully around Trump’s combative trade policy (access required)

President Joe Biden has wasted no time in dumping a batch of major Trump administration policies. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement. He ended a ban on travelers from mostly Muslim countries. He canceled the Keystone XL oil pipeline. He reversed a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

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Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’ (access required)

Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” and accused House Democrats on the eve of the former president's trial of exploiting the chaos and trauma of last month’s Capitol riot for their party's gain.

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