Jailed over Facebook taunts: Free-speech battle hits 1st Circuit
A man who was arrested for calling his local police chief a “coward” on Facebook provoked a sharp debate Thursday in the First Circuit over his claim that New Hampshire’s criminal defamation law is unconstitutionally vague.
Most Americans support separation of church and state: poll
A new Pew Research Center report found that more than half of Americans support a separation between church and state.
Big Oil defiant at House hearing on climate change disinformation
Showing defiance at the first congressional hearing exploring what was a yearslong promotion of disinformation about how fossil fuels contribute to climate change, executives representing the oil industry refused Thursday to make firm commitments to stop future disinformation efforts.
Before Europe, Biden at Capitol to rally Dems on scaled-back $1.75T policy package
After months of negotiations with warring factions in his party, President Biden announced a framework on his big domestic policy package that his administration bills as one focused on delivering for middle-class families.
Huge California storm not enough to rescue state from drought
The atmospheric river that broadsided Northern California was one of the most powerful for any time of year in recent memory, yet even the voluminous amounts of precipitation that fell on the state were insufficient to break the spell of drought, according to a new report released Thursday.
Environmentalists score victory in Montana coal mine dispute
An expansion of the Rosebud coal mine in Montana was approved without efforts to protect local water sources from pollution, a state court judge ruled Thursday.
Assange lawyers say US is determined to harm WikiLeaks founder
Citing a recent news report alleging the CIA discussed killing or kidnapping WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the jailed cyberactivist’s lawyers argued on Thursday that extraditing him to the United States to face espionage charges would mean delivering him to a country determined to cause him harm.
EU magistrate: Truck makers can’t dodge price-fixing case
European Union time limitations for price-fixing complaints override national limits, a magistrate for the EU's highest court said Thursday.
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