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Trump sues to block Congress subpoena for his financial records

Trump sues to block Congress subpoena for his financial recordsThe suit seeks to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee for information about Trump’s personal and business finances, alleging Democrats have launched “all-out political war” on Trump with subpoenas as their “weapon of choice.” The committee’s subpoena sought eight years of documents from Mazars USA, an accounting firm long used by Trump to prepare financial statements, related to its investigation of allegations Trump inflated or deflated financial statements for potentially improper purposes. Elijah Cummings, the House Oversight Committee chairman, issued the subpoena to the president’s accountant after Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified to Congress in February that Trump had misrepresented his net worth.



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Trump sues to block U.S. Congress subpoena for his financial records

Trump sues to block U.S. Congress subpoena for his financial recordsPresident Donald Trump on Monday filed suit to keep U.S. lawmakers from obtaining his financial records, the first salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle with Democrats in Congress. The committee’s subpoena sought eight years of documents from Mazars USA, an accounting firm long used by Trump to prepare financial statements, related to its investigation of allegations Trump inflated or deflated financial statements for potentially improper purposes.



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Army Vet Sues Company That Made 'Defective' Earplugs for the Military

Army Vet Sues Company That Made 'Defective' Earplugs for the MilitaryA Texas veteran is suing the company he says knowingly produced and sold defective earplugs which were issued to the U.S. military, leading him and many others to develop hearing problems, including tinnitus.(This article by Haley Britzky originally appeared at Task & Purpose. Follow Task & Purpose on Twitter. This article first appeared in 2018.)Sgt. Scott D. Rowe, who served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004, told the Houston Chronicle that he's "never at peace" from the "high-pitched frequency" he hears every day, as a result of the earplugs he received from 3M Company. Rowe told the Chronicle that 3M "lied," and "took our well-being for jeopardy while we're out there protecting the country."Rowe says in his lawsuit that 3M was aware of the defects in earplugs when it acquired the company that originally developed them, Aearo Technologies, in 2008. He says, according to the Chronicle, that the earplugs were made too short, which makes them difficult to be put deeply into the ear canal, causing the earplug to loosen and sound to get in around them.



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UPDATE 1-Family of American woman sues Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines over 737 Max crash

UPDATE 1-Family of American woman sues Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines over 737 Max crashThe family of an American woman killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the airline, Boeing Co and Rosemount Aerospace Inc, which makes a part of the aircraft that is the focus of investigators. The complaint was filed in U.S. federal court in Chicago by the parents of Samya Stumo, who lawyers said was on a work trip when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed on March 10 soon after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 on board. It was the first lawsuit filed on behalf of a U.S. victim of the Ethiopian disaster and the first to target the airline and parts manufacturer Rosemount, in addition to Boeing.



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ACLU sues FBI for records related to black extremists report

ACLU sues FBI for records related to black extremists reportSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI on Thursday for records related to a divisive 2017 report that said black extremists were on the rise following the shooting deaths of several African-Americans.



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US woman sues Harvard over 'slave ancestor' pictures

US woman sues Harvard over 'slave ancestor' picturesA US woman who says she is descended from slaves who were photographed in 1850 by a racist Harvard University professor on Wednesday sued the university over the “exploitation” of the images of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier filed suit in the northeastern state of Massachusetts over the photographs taken in South Carolina of a slave and his daughter, known only by their first names: Renty — the patriarch of her family — and Delia. The images, thought to be the earliest known photographs of American slaves, are currently in a museum at the university near Boston.



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US lawmaker sues Twitter, alleging anti-conservative bias

US lawmaker sues Twitter, alleging anti-conservative biasA Republican congressman is suing Twitter claiming the online platform discriminates against conservatives by hiding their messages, and for allowing “abusive, hateful and defamatory” content about the lawmaker. The complaint was filed by Representative Devin Nunes, an ally of President Donald Trump, in a Virginia state court, and released online by Fox News. Nunes alleges that Twitter “shadow bans” conservatives — purportedly making their messages less visible — and failed to crack down on parody accounts such as “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ cow” which accused him of obstructing investigations into the president.



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Victim of Aurora Workplace Shooting Sues Illinois State Police

Victim of Aurora Workplace Shooting Sues Illinois State PoliceA father of four who was seriously wounded in the Aurora mass shooting last month is suing Illinois State Police.



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Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal bills

Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal billsNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the Trump Organization broke a promise to pay his legal bills and owes at least $ 1.9 million to cover the cost of his defense.



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