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    1. Girl at center of medical, religious debate over brain death dies in N.J.

      Girl at center of medical, religious debate over brain death dies in N.J.

      Nailah Winkfield said doctors declared her daughter Jahi McMath dead on June 22 from excessive bleeding and liver failure after an operation to treat an intestinal issue.

      McMath was declared dead in December 2013 when she was 13 after suffering irreversible brain damage during routine surgery in California to remove her tonsils and a coroner signed a death certificate. Several specialists concurred after neurological tests.

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    2. With Kennedy off the Supreme Court, will Roe v. Wade be overturned?

      With Kennedy off the Supreme Court, will Roe v. Wade be overturned?

      In his 30 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy affirmed a right to abortion even as he provided a swing vote on abortion issues.

      Now that Kennedy is retiring, his successor could join with the Supreme Court’s other conservatives to jeopardize or chip away at the landmark abortion-rights decision Roe v. Wade, report the New York Times, NBC News and the Washington Post.

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    3. Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

      Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

      In the wake of high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking a stand against the firearms industry amid a lack of action by lawmakers on gun control. Payment processing firms are limiting transactions, Bank of America stopped providing financing to companies that make AR-style guns, and retailers like Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods imposed age restrictions on gun purchases.

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    4. Kavanaugh is said to be a front-runner to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy

      Kavanaugh is said to be a front-runner to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy

      Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a former law clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, is reportedly emerging as one of the front-runners to replace the retiring justice. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the process of choosing a replacement for Kennedy would “begin immediately,” and he plans to choose someone from his list of 25 potential nominees. Trump said Wednesday evening that he wants to pick someone who can remain on the court for 40 years.

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    5. Oklahoma Voters Pass Broad Medical Marijuana Law with Anti-Discrimination Provisions

      Oklahoma Voters Pass Broad Medical Marijuana Law with Anti-Discrimination Provisions

      Oklahoma became the 30th state to pass a medical marijuana law after voters approved it on June 26, 2018. The law gives broad discretion to physicians in prescribing medical marijuana, which should make it fairly easy to obtain. Additionally, the law restricts employers from taking action against applicants or employees solely based on their status as a medical marijuana license holder or due to a positive drug test result. The law takes effect on July 26, 2018.

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    6. The number of union workers in all 50 states and where the Supreme Court ruling will hurt most

      The number of union workers in all 50 states and where the Supreme Court ruling will hurt most

      In a major blow to public employee unions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday they cannot collect dues from non-union members who benefit from collective bargaining, even though they must represent them. The case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, will have major implications across the country.

      But how that's felt will vary by how prominent unions are in each state.

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    7. The 10 Law Schools With The Lowest Acceptance Rates

      The 10 Law Schools With The Lowest Acceptance Rates

      Generally speaking, law schools with low acceptance rates masterfully weathered the storm over the past decade, keeping their standards high during a time when applications plummeted and entering students’ qualifications sank, while law schools with high acceptance rates fared quite poorly, admitting almost anyone who applied in an effort to keep the lights on. 

      But which law schools had the lowest acceptance rates and which ones had the highest acceptance rates? 

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    8. Americans living in poverty are worse off under Trump, UN report says.

      Americans living in poverty are worse off under Trump, UN report says.

      People living in poverty in the United States are likely to face even harder times under the Trump administration, according to a recent report by the United Nations.

      That's because government policies fostered under Trump -- especially those regarding taxes, welfare and health insurance -- are likely to exacerbate the issue, according to the report.

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    9. Nevada Pot Regulators Get More Money to Deal With Rampant Demand

      Nevada Pot Regulators Get More Money to Deal With Rampant Demand

      Nevada’s marijuana regulators say they are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries, where sales continue to outpace projections.

      The Nevada Appeal reports the Interim Finance Committee approved an additional $1.5 million for the Department of Taxation to hire more security guards and staff to process background checks for workers at marijuana facilities.

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    10. Judge Orders U.S. to Reunite Immigrant Children and Parents

      Judge Orders U.S. to Reunite Immigrant Children and Parents

      A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reunite immigrant children who were separated from their families at U.S. border crossings, and to refrain from detaining parents without their children.

      U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego said in a ruling late Tuesday that there was no dispute that the U.S. government wasn’t prepared to accommodate the consequences of President Donald Trump’s "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting all adults entering the U.S. illegally from Mexico and separating any children they had with them.

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    11. N.S.A. Contractor Accused in Leak Pleads Guilty

      N.S.A. Contractor Accused in Leak Pleads Guilty

      Reality L. Winner, a former Air Force linguist who was the first person prosecuted by the Trump administration on charges of leaking classified information, pleaded guilty on Tuesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors that calls for a sentence of 63 months in prison.

      Ms. Winner, who entered her plea in Federal District Court in Augusta, Ga., was arrested last June and accused of sharing a classified report about Russian interference in the 2016 election with the news media.

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    12. An Army Of Lawyers For Migrants thanks to Paul, Weiss and Lowenstein Sandler

      An Army Of Lawyers For Migrants thanks to Paul, Weiss and Lowenstein Sandler

      President Trump said on Twitter this weekend that undocumented immigrants were invaders who “must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases,” be sent home. Mr. Trump’s comments prompted criticism that he wanted the United States to strip immigrants and asylum seekers of due-process rights. He also appeared to ignore the fact that some people who enter the country illegally are already removed from the United States without court hearings.

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    13. Law School Bestows Fun Honor On Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O’Connor

      Law School Bestows Fun Honor On Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O’Connor

      The votes have been tallied and the osprey chicks that hatched atop the Knight Law Center at the University of Oregon now have names. Inspired by their law school home, the chicks have been dubbed by popular vote “Ruth Bader Ginsbird” and “Sandra Day O’Sprey.” — The University of Oregon School of Law announcing the names of the newest addition to campus — two osprey chicks that reside in a nest on the law school’s roof.

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    14. Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Roils Political Outlook for GOP

      Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Roils Political Outlook for GOP

      Donald Trump’s family separation policy is continuing to create havoc for his administration, and ramped-up rhetoric from the president won’t help.

      The White House has struggled to display a unified response to a self-imposed crisis that appears likely to dominate the national agenda for a third straight week. Sunday offered a fresh signal that immigration would continue to overshadow other issues as Republicans gear up for a tough midterm election in November.

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    15. Arizona's prisons boss found in contempt over inmate care

      Arizona's prisons boss found in contempt over inmate care

      A judge on Friday found Arizona's prisons chief to be in civil contempt of court and fined the state $1.4 million for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates.

       

      The decision involving Corrections Director Charles Ryan stems from the state's acknowledged failure to follow through on some improvements that it promised in 2014 when it settled a lawsuit over care.

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