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As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

Published 13/01/2020

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday [more…]

Pelosi says Republicans will pay price for denying impeachment witnesses

Pelosi says Republicans will pay price for denying impeachment witnesses

Published 12/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats will determine on Tuesday when to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump [more…]

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby on Thursday asked the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to hear his appeal of his 2018 sexual assault conviction, a [more…]

Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns censorship of Netflix show

Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns censorship of Netflix show

Published 09/01/2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday overturned an injunction against Netflix Inc that had prevented the video streaming service from showing a [more…]

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denying he was biased, the judge in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Thursday refused to remove himself from the high-profile case, [more…]

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Donna Rotunno agreed to represent former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as lead defense attorney in his New York rape trial, [more…]

Militant attack in Nigerian town kills 20 soldiers, displaces 1,000 residents

Militant attack in Nigerian town kills 20 soldiers, displaces 1,000 residents

Published 09/01/2020

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1,000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria, [more…]

Resigning California congressman’s seat to be left vacant for year

Resigning California congressman’s seat to be left vacant for year

Published 09/01/2020

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided against calling a special election to fill the seat U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will leave [more…]

Factbox: Two years of #MeToo in the courts

Factbox: Two years of #MeToo in the courts

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - Since the #MeToo movement rose to global prominence in October 2017, several high-profile criminal cases have been brought alleging sexual misconduct going back [more…]

Trump administration casts doubt on women’s rights amendment push

Trump administration casts doubt on women’s rights amendment push

Published 09/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday said it was too late to renew the effort to push through a decades-old proposed amendment to [more…]