High court turns down city whose post-shooting prayer vigil inspired suit
Justice Clarence Thomas urged the Supreme Court to jump into another case examining the separation of church and state on Monday in a battle over a government-sponsored prayer vigil that followed a Florida shooting spree.
Facing Senate disapproval, DC tries to reel in crime-reform bill
The chairman of the D.C. Council alerted lawmakers in the U.S. Senate on Monday that there is no need for them to consider the district's recent revisions to the D.C. criminal code since they have been withdrawn.
Twitter loses bid for appeal in First Amendment case over user info disclosure
A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday upheld summary judgment for the feds in Twitter's case over its desire to release its self-described "transparency report" without redactions the government said were necessary to protect national security.
Michigan judge dismisses lawsuits against school district over mass shooting
A Michigan judge dismissed several lawsuits against the Oxford school district and staff members over a 2021 school shooting that left four students dead and several others injured, including a teacher.
Iditarod sees smallest field of competitors on trek to Nome
Under a bright sunny sky and brisk temperatures, 33 mushers began their race to Nome on Sunday in the 51st running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race — dubbed the “last great race on earth.”
Great Salt Lake gets some but not all the help needed from Utah Legislature
The Utah Legislature ended its annual session Friday by passing some laws aimed at putting more water into the Great Salt Lake, but some believe it's not enough to keep the lake from disappearing.
University of Iowa reaches $4 million settlement with Black athletes
The University of Iowa has agreed to pay $4.175 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by 13 African-American student-athletes who accused the university’s football coaches of racism and bullying.
Kallas, ‘Europe’s new Iron Lady,’ wins reelection in Estonia
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, a staunch supporter of Ukraine who's been dubbed Europe's new “Iron Lady,” won reelection on Sunday in a landslide.
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