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Federal judge: Md.’s emoluments claim against Trump can proceed

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. An electrical subcontractor who worked on the Trump International Hotel in Washington has sued a company owned by President Donald Trump for more than $2 million, alleging it was not fully paid. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Maryland and the District of Columbia can pursue their lawsuit alleging corruption by President Donald Trump in the handling of his hotel property in Washington, as a federal judge said Wednesday the Constitution’s bar on presidential acceptance of “emoluments” must be read broadly.

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