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Barr defends Trump before release of special counsel's Russia report

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an "Opportunity Zone" conference with state, local, tribal, and community leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, emphasizing that it found no collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.  Full Article 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet holds a news conference at Centro Cultural Espana in downtown Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2019 REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Bahrain mass trial raises deep concern: U.N. rights chief

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair trial standards.  Full Article 

White House adviser Stephen Miller walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One as he departs Washington with U.S. President Donald Trump for travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump aide Stephen Miller asked to testify on immigration to House panel

Stephen Miller, the White House aide driving a hardline immigration stance, was invited on Wednesday to testify to a House committee about the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border.  Full Article 

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Barr defends Trump before release of special counsel's Russia report

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, emphasizing that it found no collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

South Carolina aims to bar offshore drilling with budget proposal

South Carolina's Republican-majority Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would require the state to block new infrastructure to transport or process offshore oil and gas as state lawmakers fear the Interior Department will open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling.

Creditor group seeks to wrest probing power from Puerto Rico board

A group of public labor unions and other creditors on Wednesday asked a judge to grant it power to pursue probes into individuals who contributed to Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis because the U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board has failed to do so.

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Judges in four states to hear challenges to Trump family-planning rule

Federal judges in four states over the next two weeks will consider separate challenges to a new Trump administration rule set to take effect on May 3 that prohibits taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers.  Read more 

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Appraisal litigation after Aruba? It’s still a bad bet for shareholders

For hedge funds specializing in appraisal litigation – in which shareholders refuse to tender their shares of a target company to the acquirer and instead ask a judge to set a fair value for their stake – there was good news and bad news in Tuesday’s extraordinary opinion from the Delaware Supreme Court in Verition Partners v. Aruba Networks.

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