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WASHINGTON | Senate backs wide-ranging spending bill

WASHINGTON— The Senate has approved a catch-all spending bill that funds a wide swath of government programs, from Interior and environment to agriculture, transportation, housing, Treasury and federal courts. The $154.2 billion measure combines four spending bills into one and brings the Senate more than halfway to completing its 12 mandatory spending bills for the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate backs wide-ranging spending bill

WASHINGTON | Ruling in Trump lawsuit could open door to financial records

WASHINGTON — A federal judge is allowing Maryland and the District of Columbia to proceed with their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of unconstitutionally accepting gifts from foreign and state interests through his Washington hotel. The decision Wednesday clears the way for the plaintiffs to seek financial records from the president’s company. In his ruling, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ruling in Trump lawsuit could open door to financial records

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nyet. Non. Nein. No. That’s the answer the Supreme Court gave Thursday to the question of whether federal courts in the United States must accept statements from foreign governments about their own laws as binding. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that a “federal court should accord respectful consideration … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts