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Senate Investigating Whether Lynch Stymied Clinton Email Probe

By BRANDI BUCHMAN

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her possible role in thwarting the FBI from investigating Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.

‘Pink Slime’ Trial Becomes a Battle Over Terminology

By CHRISTOPHER VONDRACEK

In its third week, the defamation trial between South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. and ABC News revolved around disputes over a beef byproduct’s taste, color and terminology.

High Court Reversal for Hopeless Defendant Given Bad Legal Advice

By BARBARA LEONARD

A man who faces deportation after pleading guilty to drug charges won relief Friday from the Supreme Court, with the justices ruling 6-2 that he was prejudiced by bad legal advice.

Justices Answer Parcel Question in Property-Rights Dispute

By KEVIN LESSMILLER

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-3 that a Wisconsin family’s adjacent, commonly owned properties must be considered a single parcel of land for the purpose of analyzing the local government’s taking of the property.

GOP Health Care Bill Called Proxy for Discrimination

By BRITAIN EAKIN

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scrambles to secure the votes he will need to pass the Senate’s health care bill as early as next week, experts weighed-in Friday on how it could affect provisions of the Affordable Care Act that expanded coverage for more Americans.

Justices Say District Court Proper Venue to Hear Fed Job Cases

By DAN MCCUE

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday held the district courts are the appropriate venue to hear federal workers’ appeals of adverse employment actions, rejecting arguments that the law requires a bifurcated procedure.

Protection of Deep-Sea Atlantic Corals Up for Debate

A federal panel is considering protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England.

OPINION

Character Is Destiny

By ROBERT KAHN

The late, great Sidney Bechet said in his autobiography that unhappy people blame the world for their problems, but most of them are just mad at themselves. Even some great musicianers were like that, the man said.

US ECONOMY
By DAN MCCUE

New Homes Sales Rebounded in May

Sales of new homes rebounded in May, led by strong sales gains in the South and West, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Nightly Brief

Today’s top CNS stories, including:

  • The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her possible role in thwarting the FBI from investigating Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.
  • A day after Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, experts weighed-in on how it could affect real Americans.
  • French movie director and writer Luc Besson denies that he has anything to do with a new digital media series that its creators are marketing as his idea, and more.

Former Campus Cop’s Murder Case Ends in Mistrial, Again

By KEVIN KOENINGER

Seven months after his first trial ended in a hung jury, a new set of Ohio jurors also deadlocked Friday in the murder retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who shot and killed unarmed black man Sam DuBose two years ago.

Indicted Prosecutor's Trial Focuses on Payroll

By LOWELL NEUMANN NICKEY

A defense attorney for Philadelphia’s indicted top prosecutor struggled at trial Friday to put a legal spin on the gifts his client never reported receiving from wealthy benefactors.

Kansas Official Fined for Misleading the Court

By JON PARTON

A federal judge slapped Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach with a $1,000-fine Friday for misleading the court about the nature of the documents he was holding while photographed at a November meeting with President Donald Trump.

Uber Can Keep Attorney Files From Discovery

By HELEN CHRISTOPHI

Despite multiple orders directing Uber to hand over evidence in a trade secrets brawl with Google spinoff Waymo involving driverless car technology, attorneys for both companies were back in court Friday debating which documents Uber must share.

J. Crew Lenders Balk at Offshore-Asset Transfer

By ZACK HUFFMAN

A group of lenders that hold $1.57 billion of J. Crew’s debt claim in court that the clothing line violated its loan agreement by shifting branding rights to a foreign subsidiary.

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