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U.S. Supreme Court restricts 'faithless electors' in presidential contests

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to free "faithless electors" in the complex Electoral College system that decides the outcome of presidential elections from state laws that force them to support the candidate who wins the state's popular vote.  Full Article 

Sandra Videla, whose Guatemalan husband Timoteo Vicente-Chun is detained at the Northwest ICE Processing Center, poses outside the facility in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. June 29, 2020. Picture taken June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Die in detention or at home? U.S. pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life - by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention center where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador.  Full Article 

A view shows a memorial to victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane crash near the village of Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

MH17 crash trial grants defense investigation into alternative scenarios

Judges in the trial of suspects in the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Eastern Ukraine on Friday accepted a defense request that an investigator examine possible alternative explanations for the crash.  Full Article 

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Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted from his job last month amid an investigation by his office into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, will appear for a closed-door interview before congressional committee next week, a congressional aide said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A person walks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to withhold parts of Russia report

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to avoid disclosing to a Democratic-led congressional panel grand jury materials related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report documenting Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Full Article 

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