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Covington Catholic student's legal team files $250M suit against The Washington Post

Covington Catholic student's legal team files $  250M suit against The Washington PostAn attorney for Nick Sandmann says a $ 250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post was filed Tuesday for coverage of the CovCath incident.



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The 4 Legal Challenges Facing Trump's Emergency Declaration

The 4 Legal Challenges Facing Trump's Emergency DeclarationSince President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to build a border wall multiple groups are already challenging the move in court.



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Isil bride Shamima Begum has a legal right to return to the UK, head of MI6 says

Isil bride Shamima Begum has a legal right to return to the UK, head of MI6 saysThe British Islamic State (Isil) bride Shamima Begum has a legal right to return to the UK the Head of MI6 has said. The Director General of MI6 has said that British citizens have a right to return home from Syria, even though they may still present a threat to national security. Alex Younger, the head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service – better known as MI6 – said he was "very concerned" about returning British nationals that had fought for or supported the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Speaking ahead of the Munich Security Conference which started on Friday, Mr Younger said: "All experience tells us that once someone's put themselves in that sort of position they are likely to have acquired both the skills and connections that make them potentially very dangerous. "Anyone who has put themselves in this situation can expect to be questioned and investigated and potentially prosecuted if they return to our jurisdiction." When asked about the case of Ms Begum, the heavily pregnant 19-year-old Londoner who travelled to Syria four years ago to become an Isil bride and who now wants to return to the UK to have her baby, Mr Younger said: "British nationals have a right to come to the UK." Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, center, and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport Credit: Metropolitan Police Britain’s intelligence chief cautioned about showing triumphalism at the demise of Isil, saying such an approach led to hubris. "The military defeat of the caliphate does not represent the end of the terrorist threat that we face," he said. "You can’t use military force to kill and idea." Mr Younger warned that Isil was already in the process of trying to grow elsewhere around the world, even as its fighters are defeated in Syria, and that the threat from al-Qaeda had not been completely extinguished. He said: "Daesh [Isil] is a resilient organisation and it is reorganising, returning to its natural state as an asymmetric transnational terrorist organisation. We see it morphing, spreading out. "Al-Qaeda…has undergone a certain resurgence as a result of the degradation of Daesh and it is a force that should also be taken seriously. It is definitely not done out, and is something we should remain focused on." Mr Younger was keen to stress the "strength and unconditional nature of the UK security offer" and said Brexit would not harm enduring partnerships. "Britain’s commitment to the security of the European continent is unconditional," he said. "Our aim is to strengthen our security partnerships in Europe, alongside our other intelligence partnerships across the globe, because that is the inescapable logic of a world of increasingly international hybrid threats." The ability to "operationalise" partnerships with other intelligence organisations was critical in preserving our way of life, he said, and was used to great effect after the nerve-agent attack in Salisbury last year. Referring to the intelligence sharing relationships with France and Germany he said: "There are people alive in our three countries today because of terrorist attack plans that we have successfully disrupted, showing the value and importance of cooperation to all sides. This is not a one-way street." "Even in the past year…people’s lives have been saved in all of our countries as a result of this cooperation. The counter terrorist machine is working as it should. Bombs haven’t gone off as a result of our capacity to exchange data with each other. "Brexit doesn’t fundamentally alter those relationships."



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Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legalBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.



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Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US lawsWASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.



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Canada's legal cannabis drives prices up 17%, govt stats say

Canada's legal cannabis drives prices up 17%, govt stats sayThe average price of cannabis in Canada went up 17.4 percent after its legalization, according to data released by the government statistical agency. Since legalization of recreational use last October, prices have jumped to Can$ 8.02 (US$ 6.06) per gram from Can$ 6.83, Statistics Canada said in a news release late Wednesday. The agency noted, however, that the average quantities of weed bought per user from the black market were more than double the amount purchased through licensed retail outlets or government online stores.



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Attorney general nominee William Barr shouldn't face opposition for honest legal memo

Attorney general nominee William Barr shouldn't face opposition for honest legal memoA legal memo by William Barr raising questions about whether Trump should be charged with obstruction of justice shouldn't stand in way of nomination.



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Fox News Legal Analyst Warns Trump Of ‘Doomsday’ Scenario In Mueller Probe

Fox News Legal Analyst Warns Trump Of ‘Doomsday’ Scenario In Mueller ProbeFox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano predicted that President



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Dan Abrams on Cohen court filing: 'Biggest legal threat we've seen so far' for Trump

Dan Abrams on Cohen court filing: 'Biggest legal threat we've seen so far' for TrumpDan Abrams, Chris Christie and Asha Rangappa weigh in on the sentencing memo for Michael Cohen from the Southern District of New York and the special counsel's filing on Paul Manafort.



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Daily Digit: Majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal

Daily Digit: Majority of Americans believe abortion should be legalDaily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at abortions and the right to choose. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion in the U.S. According to a new study by Pew Research Center, nearly 60% of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Unsurprisingly, the views about this issue vary widely between the political parties. Among the general public, the study shows there’s no significant difference in opinion between men and women. But support varies by race, with whites and blacks more accepting than members of Hispanic groups. And support is higher among individuals with higher education. Do you think abortion should be legal?



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