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Judge Unlikely to Force
Payment of Canceled
Health Care Subsidies

By HELEN CHRISTOPHI

A federal judge on Monday all but declined to force the Trump administration to keep paying Obama-era subsidies that reduce health care costs for lower-income Americans, saying states could not show immediate harm.

Trump's Sanctuary City Order Likely to Be Permanently Blocked

By NICHOLAS IOVINO

A permanent injunction will likely block one of President Donald Trump’s first executive orders aimed at cutting off funds to sanctuary cities, a federal judge signaled Monday.

+ Sanctuary Uproar Looms in SF Pier Shooting Trial

Judge Rankled by US Policy
Pivot on Indonesian Asylum

By ZACK HUFFMAN

A federal judge voiced sympathy Friday for Indonesian immigrants fighting for asylum after the U.S. government abruptly ordered them out of the country.

Sessions Prioritizes Crackdown on Drug Cartel Giant MS-13

By LOWELL NEUMANN NICKEY

Just as racketeering and tax laws have put mobsters away for decades, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the government will use the same tools to take down the drug cartel MS-13.

New Trial on Damages Ordered
in Apple-Samsung Feud

By MATTHEW RENDA

After nearly seven years and a run all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge has ordered a new trial to determine how much Samsung should pay Apple in their patent dispute over smartphone design.

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As Seen by Hubble:
Colliding Galaxies Merge

This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows two galaxies becoming one. The twisted cosmic knot seen here is NGC 2623, located about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer.

Nevada Gun Shows Linked to Calif. Firearm Injuries

By SEAN DUFFY

Gun-related injuries and deaths in California spike by 70 percent immediately following gun shows in neighboring Nevada, a new study finds.

OPINION

Don't Overcook

By MILT POLICZER

Why would you intentionally overcook a goose? This is not an idle question. Well, OK, it is an idle question but it sounds better if you say it isn’t. I bring this up to demonstrate that you sometimes you have to go deep – all the way to a concurring opinion – to find entertainment and interesting questions in appellate rulings.

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California Senate Investigating Female Lawmakers' Bias Claims

By NICK CAHILL

California Senate President Pro tem Kevin De Leon said Monday he has hired two legal firms to investigate recent claims by female lawmakers and others of a “pervasive culture of sexual harassment” at the state Capitol.

NJ Court Hears Challenge to Church Repairs on State's Dime

By NICK RUMMELL

The New Jersey Supreme Court questioned attorneys Monday over historic-preservation grants that let churches fix up their roofs and stained-glass windows on the taxpayer’s dime.

Feds Defend Highway Project That Razed Tribes' Holy Site

By KARINA BROWN

A federal judge seemed skeptical Monday about the government’s argument that it was within its rights to destroy burial grounds and a ceremonial site sacred to members of the Klickitat and Cascade Native American tribes to widen a highway.

School Sued for Refusing Alt-Right Event

By KYLE ANNE UNISS

A Georgia student claims in a federal lawsuit that the Ohio State University violated his free-speech rights by refusing to rent an available public room for a talk by controversial white nationalist leader Richard Spencer.

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