Campus Safety

An appeals court in Texas granted mandamus relief to Baylor University, which claimed the trial court improperly ordered the deposition of the university’s president in a lawsuit brought by a student who claimed she was sexually assaulted in 2017 by multiple football players. The student failed to show the president had “unique or superior personal knowledge” that the school’s campus was unsafe.

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CIA Contractor Defends Torture in Interrogations

An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

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US Diplomat Says He’s ‘Never Seen Anything Like’ Phone Call Between Trump and EU Ambassador

Impeachment inquiry witness David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine who overheard a phone call between President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, said during a closed-door deposition last week that he had “never seen anything” like it, according to a transcript released Monday night. 

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Resignation Won’t Divert House Subpoena of Rick Perry

Facing scrutiny about his role in Ukraine dealings that have driven a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry will resign his office. Before that can happen, the clock for Perry to answer a House subpoena runs down Friday.

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Former Envoy to Ukraine Says Trump Forced Her Out

Speaking during a deposition in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told House investigators Friday that she was forced out of her position in May after President Donald Trump pressured State Department officials to remove her.

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