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Top eight today

Top eight stories for today including California added 60,000 jobs and its unemployment rate continue to dwindle; The D.C. Circuit refused for the second year in a row to green-light a Good Friday prayer vigil at the Capitol; The British government unveiled a plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, and more.


Good Friday prayer vigil at Capitol blocked for riot control

The D.C. Circuit refused for the second year in a row to green-light a Good Friday prayer vigil organized by a Presbyterian reverend and involving no member of Congress so that he might get around capacity limits.

(Image by reenablack from Pixabay via Courthouse News)

Roundup warning label settlement on thin ice with judge

A federal judge told lawyers looking to settle labeling claims with Roundup maker Monsanto that their class notice should “scream from the mountaintops” that consumers looking to participate won’t have to give up their right to sue if they later develop cancer.

Twitter board adopts poison pill to stop Musk takeover

Twitter introduced the poison pill Friday in an attempt to fend off the hostile takeover of Tesla CEO Elon Musk who says Twitter must be taken private to ensure it adheres to the principles of freedom of speech. 

Twitter's login screen is seen on a laptop, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


California’s post-Covid economic recovery continues apace

California added 60,000 jobs in March and watched its unemployment rate continue to dwindle, according to the jobs report issued on Friday. 

A hiring sign is shown at a booth for Jameson's Irish Pub during a job fair in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles in this September 2021 file photo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Courthouse News asks for injunction over Florida blackout

A state where tradition and laws favored open government has allowed its courts to turn their clerk’s offices dark in the age of technology.

(Art by Carlos Ayala/Courthouse News)

Retired judges claiming age discrimination win their day in court

A third round before a judge proved fruitful for a group of retired judges suing California’s Judicial Council on age discrimination claims over limits on how long they can continue working after retirement.

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, flanked by Judicial Staff Director Martin Hoshino (L) and Justice Ming Chin (R) at the Judicial Council meeting on Aug. 9, 2019. (Judicial Council of California)

Houston group helps refugees find success in farming

They have lived in refugee camps and survived assaults by racist Russians. Now they are urban-farmer entrepreneurs in Houston, thriving with the help of a nonprofit that embraces the skills of new Americans.

Elizabeth Nyuma shows off a large collard green at her Houston farm. (Cameron Langford/Courthouse News)


UK unveils plan to ‘offshore’ refugees to Rwanda

The British government intends to send asylum seekers to Rwanda as part of a so-called migration and economic development partnership with the Rwandan government.

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel, left, shakes hands with Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta, right, after signing what the two countries called an economic development partnership in Kigali, Rwanda, on Thursday, April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier)
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