Justices look for happy medium in university retirement plan snarl
The Supreme Court devoted oral arguments Monday to the search for middle ground in a suit over excessive fees built in to university employees' retirement plans.
Feds take Texas to court over GOP-drawn voting maps
The Department of Justice claims in a federal lawsuit filed against Texas that the Lone Star State violated the Voting Rights Act by drawing political maps that decrease the voting power of minorities.
Jussie Smollett denies staging attack on himself
Jussie Smollett, the former "Empire" star accused of orchestrating a fake hate crime on himself in January 2019, took the witness stand Monday in his criminal trial in Chicago, directly contradicting what other witnesses said under oath last week.
NYC vaccine mandate extended to private employees
Amid rising concerns about the omicron variant, private businesses in New York City will have to require their employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
If two heads are better than one, how about five? Police oversight divides local leaders
Amid a national debate over policing powers, the Massachusetts Supreme Court struggled Monday to decide whether the law backs the formation of an unpaid oversight board of five civilians to replace the police commissioner of a city with a troubled history of ethnically tinged police violence.
Top cop of Minneapolis to step down
Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo announced his retirement Monday, wrapping up a 32-year career that ended in his department’s most tumultuous years to date.
They’re off: France sees start of raucous presidential race
All the contenders for the French presidency are now lined up at the start of what has already become a raucous campaign ahead of April elections where President Emmanuel Macron seems destined to face a right-wing challenger in a runoff.
UK ‘push-back’ policy under focus following English Channel disaster
The United Kingdom government is under pressure to abandon controversial proposed new maritime tactics designed to "push-back" asylum seekers and migrants arriving on small boats in the English Channel, following the greatest loss of life in a single channel incident last week.
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