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Black Guest Sues Portland Marriott Over 'No Party' Pledge

Felicia Gonzales, a black woman who checked into an Oregon hotel, is suing the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center for allegedly forcing her to sign a “no party” pledge even though other white guests were excused from the requirement. So reports NBC News.


NJ Inches Closer to Referendum Vote on Legalization of Marijuana

New Jersey is one step closer to taking a vote on the legalization of marijuana. So reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Boston Marathon Bomber Claims Jury Bias, Seeks New Trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys are seeking to vacate the convicted “Boston Marathon” bomber’s death sentence, claiming his initial trial was biased. So reports UPI.


Southwest Pilots Union Unsatisfied with Compensation from Boeing Deal

Southwest Airlines is going to disperse $125 million to employees after reaching a “partial settlement” with Boeing regarding damages from its need to ground the 737 Max airplane. So reports SFGate.


Ex-NFLers Charged in Scam to Defraud Gene Upshaw Healthcare Account

Ex-NFL running back Clinton Portis was named among the former players accused of participating in a scheme to defraud the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account out of $4 million. So reports Yahoo Sports.


Soundgarden Facing Royalty Lawsuit from Frontman’s Widow

The widow of deceased rocker Chris Cornell, Vicky Cornell, is suing her late husband’s former band, Soundgarden, over royalties she believes she is due. So reports Rolling Stone.


Woman Sentenced to Prison for Lying on Resume

Veronica Hilda Theriault was convicted for lying on her resume to land a high-paying job in Australia and sentenced to at least a year in prison. So reports CNN.


Wausau's Snowball Fight Law Isn't Leading to Any Fines: Attorney

Wausau, Wisconsin made snowball fights illegal, but the obscure rule has had a negligible impact in court. So reports Today.


'League of Legends' Maker to Settle 1000-employee Gender Discrimination Suit

Riot, the maker of League of Legends, is set to pay $10 million to a class of female employees to settle allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment and unequal pay. So reports Ars Technica.


Mobster John Dillinger’s Gravesite to Stay Untouched, Judge Rules

Michael Thompson, the nephew of reputed 1930’s mobster John Dillinger, will not be able to exhume the presumed gravesite of his uncle after a judge tossed a lawsuit filed by Thompson. So reports Time.


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