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New York attorney general resigns amid abuse claims

by Jim Henry & Leigh Jones
Posted 5/08/18, 10:37 am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman abruptly resigned Monday night after The New Yorker published accusations by four women that he physically assaulted them. Schneiderman, a Democrat, was an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement raising awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. In a brief statement, Schneiderman, 63, denied the accusations but said they would prevent him from carrying out his duties.

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Seven states sue to end DACA program

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/02/18, 11:35 am

Texas and six other states announced Tuesday they are seeking legal remedies to end the Obama-era federal program that protects young immigrants from deportation. The six states—Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia—joined Texas in a lawsuit that accuses the Obama administration of overstepping its limits when it set up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The lawsuit requests the U.S.

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Detroit regains full control of city finances

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/30/18, 02:54 pm

Detroit’s financial oversight commission voted unanimously Monday to return full financial control to the city’s mayor and city council, three years after the Motor City completed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Detroit earned its way out of state oversight by delivering three consecutive years of balanced budgets. City leaders expect to end fiscal year 2018 with a $36 million operating surplus. That’s quite a turnaround for Detroit, which had $12 billion in debt when Republican Gov.

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