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Trump asks Supreme Court to block House subpoenas to banks for financial documents

Trump asks Supreme Court to block House subpoenas to banks for financial documents

President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Friday to put on hold House subpoenas requesting his financial documents from two banks in the latest case concerning Trump’s personal records to reach the high court. Trump’s personal lawyers called the subpoenas “extraordinarily broad” and said they “target financial institutions that the President, his businesses, and…MORE

Newly released illustrations depict post-9/11 torture techniques

Newly released illustrations depict post-9/11 torture techniques

Newly released illustrations drawn this year by Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah depict in graphic detail how he was tortured in 2002 at a Central Intelligence Agency detention “black site,” according to his civilian lawyer. The illustrations were released in a report written by Zubaydah’s lawyer, Seton Hall University School of Law Professor Mark Denbeaux…MORE

US announces sanctions on leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq for protestor killings

US announces sanctions on leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq for protestor killings

The US announced sanctions Friday on the Iraqi leaders of three Iran-backed militias for killing dozens of innocent civilians who were protesting economic conditions and foreign interference in their country. The State Department’s senior official on Middle East affairs condemned Iran’s interference in Iraqi affairs as he announced the sanctions. Assistant Secretary of State David…MORE

Virginia counties move to become ‘Second Amendment sanctuaries’

Virginia counties move to become ‘Second Amendment sanctuaries’

Less than a month after the Democratic takeover of the Virginia state legislature, nearly half the state’s counties have passed resolutions in support of Second Amendment rights. This week, Surrey and Craig counties declared themselves “Second Amendment” sanctuaries, joining the more than 40 counties across the state that have passed such resolutions in recent weeks.…MORE

Retailers are scrambling to find holiday help

Retailers are scrambling to find holiday help

If you’re looking for a store employee to help you out while shopping this holiday season, you’re not alone. Retailers themselves are having a lot of trouble finding the help they need. With unemployment rate so low, retailers are scrambling to find workers. They’re raising pay and benefits over what was offered in the past,…MORE

Booker says he was ‘taken aback’ by Bloomberg calling him ‘well-spoken’

Booker says he was ‘taken aback’ by Bloomberg calling him ‘well-spoken’

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Friday he was “taken aback” by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calling him “well-spoken,” and said Bloomberg played into a tired trope about African Americans. “It’s sort of stunning at times that we are still revisiting these sort of tired, you know, tropes or the language we…MORE

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