Judge Asked to Keep Mueller Grand Jury Evidence Secret

The Justice Department urged a federal judge Tuesday not to look to the history books in deciding whether to hand over secret material from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee, saying the court in 1974 was wrong to release grand jury evidence during Watergate.

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Challenge to Subpoena Unsealed in Mystery Mueller Case

In a filing released publicly Monday, an anonymous company fighting a subpoena tied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation told the Supreme Court that forcing it to comply would undermine the goals of a law detailing when foreign governments can face suit in U.S. courts.

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Missouri Tour Boat Captain Indicted After Sinking Kills 17

The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didn’t tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according to an indictment released Thursday.

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Vatican in ‘Shame and Sorrow’ Over Abuses in Pennsylvania

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse “criminally and morally reprehensible” and saying Pope Francis wants to eradicate “this tragic horror.”

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