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U.S. labor board official orders Amazon to redo union vote at Alabama warehouse

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A regional director for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday called for a rerun of a union election at an Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) facility in Alabama, setting the stage for another high-profile organizing battle at the world’s largest online retailer. Workers at......

Jury sworn in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial in New York

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NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A jury was sworn in on Monday in the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, the late, disgraced financier. Between 1994 and 2004, Maxwell – a former employee and romantic partner of Epstein’s......

Three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia

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BRUNSWICK, Ga., Nov 24 (Reuters) – Three white men were convicted of murder on Wednesday for chasing and shooting a Black man named Ahmaud Arbery as he ran in their neighborhood, with a Georgia jury rejecting a self-defense claim in a trial that once again probed America’s divisive issues of......

Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trial

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NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) – British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense in her sex abuse trial will focus on undermining her accusers and distancing her from Jeffrey Epstein, the financier for whom she is charged with recruiting underage girls, according to legal experts and court filings. In what is viewed......

A ‘duty’ to chase Ahmaud Arbery? Jury in murder trial hears clashing accounts

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Colorado city settles civil rights suit by Elijah McClain family for $15 mln

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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of all charges in Wisconsin murder trial

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KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 19 (Reuters) – A jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of two men in a trial that highlighted divisions over gun rights and stirred fierce debate about the boundaries of self defense in the United States. The jury found Rittenhouse,......

Travis McMichael tells jury he thought Ahmaud Arbery was a burglar

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Nov 17 (Reuters) – Travis McMichael, who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery when the Black man ran through McMichael’s mostly white south Georgia neighborhood, took the stand on Wednesday in his own defense and testified that he thought Arbery was a burglar. Three white men — McMichael, his 65-year-old father......

Judge sentences U.S. Capitol rioter ‘QAnon Shaman’ to over three years in prison

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WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the U.S. Capitol rioter known as the “QAnon Shaman” for his horned headdress to 41 months in prison for his role in the deadly Jan. 6 attack by followers of then-President Donald Trump. Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge......

Jury in Rittenhouse murder trial starts second day of deliberations

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Kyle Rittenhouse pulls numbers of jurors out of a tumbler during his trail at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., November 16, 2021. Sean Krajacic/ Pool via REUTERS KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 17 (Reuters) – The jury in the Wisconsin murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse began its second day......

Defense tries to have Jesse Jackson removed from court in trial for Ahmaud Arbery death

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Nov 15 (Reuters) – A lawyer for one of the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in their southern Georgia neighborhood failed in an attempt to have the judge remove civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson from the courtroom on Monday. The same lawyer, Kevin......

Trump adviser Bannon charged after defying Capitol riot subpoena

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Bannon faces two counts of contempt of U.S. Congress Trump pardoned Bannon after 2020 fraud indictment Nov 12 (Reuters) – Stephen Bannon, a prominent adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, has been criminally charged for defying a subpoena issued by a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on......

Britney Spears wins freedom as conservatorship ended after 13 years

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LOS ANGELES, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Pop star Britney Spears regained freedom over her life on Friday when a Los Angeles judge ended the conservatorship that has controlled it for 13 years. “Effective today, the conservatorship of the person and the estate of Britney Jean Spears is hereby terminated,” Judge......

Judge in Rittenhouse trial allows jury to consider that teen provoked attack

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KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 12 (Reuters) – The judge in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse said on Friday he would allow the jury to consider that the teenager provoked an encounter with one of two men he is charged with killing during racial justice protests in a Wisconsin city last......

United States sues Uber over alleged disability discrimination

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‘I did what I had to do,’ Rittenhouse says at Wisconsin murder trial

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Defense makes mistrial motion over inadmissible evidence Rittenhouse charged with killing two men, wounding third KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 10 (Reuters) – Teenage murder defendant Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his Wisconsin trial on Wednesday that he fatally shot two men with an AR-15-style rifle during chaotic racial justice protests to protect......

U.S. Justice Dept launches environmental probe into Alabama wastewater disposal

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Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday launched an environmental justice investigation into whether Alabama’s wastewater disposal practices discriminate......

Analysis: U.S. abortion curbs: Fearing business impact, companies speak out

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More U.S. companies take a stand in abortion debate Issue seen part of diversity, social responsibility stance Firms struggle to fill jobs in post-COVID-19 rebound The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we......

New marijuana decriminalization effort weighed in U.S. House -report

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WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and establish a tax on cannabis sales was being developed by Republican Representative Nancy Mace with the goal of introducing it in the U.S. House of Representatives later this month, according to media reports. Marijuana Moment reported that the bill......

Man killed by Rittenhouse challenged group to shoot him, witness testifies

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KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 5 (Reuters) – A witness in the murder trial of U.S. teenager Kyle Rittenhouse said on Friday that one of the two protesters killed that night was acting aggressively and repeatedly challenged a group of armed men to shoot him, but that he did not consider the......

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