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Top eight stories for today including a judge ordered former President Donald Trump to sit for a deposition as part of a civil investigation into his business practices; Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof doesn’t qualify as an Oregon resident and therefore can't run for governor; A faulty computer system has led to the most widespread miscarriage of justice in the United Kingdom's modern history, and more.


Trump ordered to testify in probe by NY attorney general

A New York judge compelled a subpoena by the state attorney general Thursday against former President Donald Trump and two of his children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka.

Ivanka Trump joins her father, President Donald Trump, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Senate stall on budget talks greases path to government shutdown

Lawmakers are racing to pass short-term government spending legislation Thursday as they stare down a fast-approaching shutdown deadline, but Democratic absences and Republican demands for several votes on unrelated policies stand in the way of swift passage before the clock runs out.

Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 3, 2021. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

10th Circuit blocks $15 federal minimum wage for outdoor guides

River outfitters and other seasonal recreation services do not need to implement a new rule requiring guides working on federal land to be paid $15 an hour and overtime while their lawsuit is pending, the 10th Circuit ruled Thursday.

Rafters paddle on the Arkansas River in Colorado. (Redmarkviolinist/Wikimedia)


Oregon high court blocks Nick Kristof’s gubernatorial run

Lawyers Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof doesn’t qualify as an Oregon resident and therefore can't be on the ballot for the May primary for governor, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled.

Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wants to be Oregon's next governor. (Screenshot via

Jury quickly convicts ex-Angels staffer in overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs

A federal jury deliberated for only three hours Thursday before convicting a former Los Angeles Angels communications director of dealing opioids that killed pitcher Tyler Skaggs during a road trip in Texas.

Former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay walks out of federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, during his trial for federal drug distribution and conspiracy charges. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Scale of UK Post Office scandal exposed by inquiry testimony

The extent of a sprawling scandal involving the British Post Office has begun to be publicly exposed this week, as an independent inquiry started to hear testimony from victims of the affair.

A postman empties a Royal Mail postbox outside a Post Office branch in London in 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Europe’s top rights court turns down 30-year-old case on Northern Ireland Troubles

The European Court of Human Rights refused Thursday to examine a British soldier's killing of a volunteer for the Irish Republican Army, saying it was satisfied with an Irish government inquest into the matter. 

Deaths in The Troubles, by area. (Wikipedia image via Courthouse News)

Rights court OKs Poland’s refusal to change gender on full birth certificate

Europe’s top rights court on Thursday rejected a complaint from a transgender man who wanted his long-form birth certificate updated to reflect his gender identity. 

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. (hpgruesen/Pixabay via Courthouse News)

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