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  • Progressive Councilmember Freddie O’Connell wins Nashville mayor’s race

    Progressive Councilmember Freddie O’Connell wins Nashville mayor’s race

    National News 09/22/2023

    Freddie O’Connell, a progressive member of Nashville’s metro council, has resoundingly won the race to become the next mayor of the Democratic-leaning city, according to unofficial results.Results from the Davidson County Election Commiss...

  • A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters

    A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters

    National News 09/17/2023

    The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activists a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections.New congressional maps would have to include more districts in ...

  • Lawyers claim cable TV and phone companies also responsible in Maui fires

    Lawyers claim cable TV and phone companies also responsible in Maui fires

    National News 09/06/2023

    After a visit to a warehouse where Hawaiian Electric Company is housing power poles and electrical equipment that may be key to the investigation of last month’s devastating fires on Maui, lawyers for Lahaina residents and business owners told ...

  • US sues SpaceX for alleged hiring discrimination against refugees and others

    US sues SpaceX for alleged hiring discrimination against refugees and others

    National News 08/26/2023

    The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued SpaceX, the rocket company founded and run by Elon Musk, for alleged hiring discrimination against refugees and people granted asylum.The complaint, filed in an administrative court within the departmen...

  • Opponents of Maine’s new abortion law won’t seek to nullify it

    Opponents of Maine’s new abortion law won’t seek to nullify it

    National News 08/12/2023

    Groups opposed to Maine’s new law expanding abortion access won’t attempt to nullify the statute through a so-called People’s Veto referendum.Republican Rep. Laurel Libby, leader of the Speak Up for LIFE group, said Wednesday that a...

  • Bankruptcy Filings Rise 10%, and Courts Feel the Pinch

    Bankruptcy Filings Rise 10%, and Courts Feel the Pinch

    National News 08/02/2023

    Personal and business bankruptcy filings rose 10 percent in the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2023, compared with the previous year.  Bankruptcy totals are reported four times annually by the U.S. government.According to statistics release...

  • Judge upholds the $5 million jury verdict against Trump

    Judge upholds the $5 million jury verdict against Trump

    National News 07/21/2023

    A federal judge on Wednesday upheld a $5 million jury verdict against Donald Trump, rejecting the former president’s claims that the award was excessive and that the jury vindicated him by failing to conclude he raped a columnist in a luxury de...

  • Louisiana Senate passes bill banning gender-affirming care

    Louisiana Senate passes bill banning gender-affirming care

    National News 07/17/2023

    A controversial bill — that at one point had been presumed dead — banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youths in Louisiana was passed by the Senate on Monday and is likely to reach the governor’s desk in the coming ...

  • Court sides with Jack Daniel’s in dispute with makers of dog toy

    Court sides with Jack Daniel’s in dispute with makers of dog toy

    National News 06/24/2023

    The Supreme Court on Thursday gave whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s reason to raise a glass, handing the company a new chance to win a trademark dispute with the makers of the Bad Spaniels dog toy.In announcing the decision for a unanimous court, Ju...

  • Convictions tossed in 2016 death of 16-year-old shot in minivan in Trenton

    Convictions tossed in 2016 death of 16-year-old shot in minivan in Trenton

    National News 06/21/2023

    An appeals court in New Jersey has tossed out the convictions of a man sentenced to 55 years in prison after being tried as a teenager in the 2016 death of a girl who was shot in a minivan as she and other juveniles were riding around Trenton.The cou...

  • Suspect in fatal stabbing of Cash App founder pleads not guilty

    Suspect in fatal stabbing of Cash App founder pleads not guilty

    National News 05/19/2023

    Francisco.San Francisco Superior Court Judge Victor Hwang ordered Momeni, 38, kept in jail without bail, saying he posed a public safety risk if released. Momeni, who appeared in an orange sweatshirt and pants, did not speak, and his attorney Paula C...

  • Court denies request to lift gag order in Idaho killings

    Court denies request to lift gag order in Idaho killings

    National News 04/25/2023

    The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request by 30 news organizations to lift a gag order in the criminal case of a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death.The high court did not weigh in on whether the gag order, w...

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