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10 things to know, Monday, April 18

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Fights loom after Brazil’s lower chamber OKs impeachment proceedings The measure now goes to the Senate, which must decide if it will try democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff for alleged fiscal irregularities. 2. Quake death toll above Read More…

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Obama immigration policy

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments Monday to allow it to put in place two programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 14

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. Where the presidential campaign is headed The entire presidential field descends on America’s largest city. Donald Trump hopes New York marks an end to the worst period of his candidacy, while Democrats prepare to debate in Brooklyn. Read More…

Supreme Court to take up case of Obama immigration programs

WASHINGTON — The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally. The court is weighing the fate of Obama administration programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and grant them the legal right Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, April 13

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How Americans feel about Supreme Court political battle Nearly 2 in 3 back Democrats’ demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on Obama’s pick Merrick Garland, but it may not damage the GOP too Read More…

AP-GfK poll: Nearly 2 of 3 Americans support vote for Supreme Court nominee — but don’t think it’s a big deal

WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 in 3 Americans back Democrats’ demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. But an Associated Press-GfK poll also suggests that GOP defiance against considering the nominee may not hurt the party much because, to many people, the election-year fight Read More…

Obama to state case for Garland’s Supreme Court nod in University of Chicago appearance

WASHINGTON — The stalled nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is giving President Barack Obama a chance to do what he says he’s missed: go back to school. Obama was returning to the University of Chicago Law School on Thursday to argue his case for why the Senate should give Garland a Read More…

BREAKING: Deadlocked Supreme Court upholds win for unions in fee case

WASHINGTON — A tie vote from the Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to labor unions in a high-profile dispute over their ability to collect fees. The justices divided 4-4 in a case that considered whether public employees represented by a union can be required to pay “fair share” fees covering collective bargaining costs Read More…

Report: Prosecutors usually get away with misconduct, mistakes

BATON ROUGE, La. — Prosecutors are rarely held accountable for misconduct and mistakes that have left innocent people imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit, according to report Tuesday by a nonprofit group that investigates possible wrongful convictions. The Innocence Project’s report coincides with the fifth anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned a Read More…

Another year, another Affordable Care Act challenge in Supreme Court; this one’s about faith-based groups and birth control

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge from faith-based groups that object to an Obama administration effort to ensure their employees and students can get cost-free birth control. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday on the sixth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in a case at the intersection of the Read More…