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Tara Reade's Attorneys Dump Her Amid Credibility Concerns

Douglas Wigdor, the attorney representing Tara Reade, the woman accusing Joe Biden of sexual assault, has dropped her as a client. So reports Politico.


Judge Tosses Challenge to Michigan’s 'State of Emergency'

A Michigan judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by legislative leaders challenging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to extend Michigan’s state of emergency. So reports the CNN.


NFL Player Sues Airline After Passenger Grabs His Crotch, Pulls Off His Mask

An unidentified NFL player is suing United Airlines, claiming he was sexually assaulted on a cross-country flight and the airline failed to protect him. So reports ABC News.


Amazon Sues Vendors Over Alleged Tech Support Scam

Amazon is suing two companies for alleged tech support fraud and has accused them of setting up “fraudulent websites and applications.” So reports CNN.


Facebook Settles with Moderators Facing Mental Health Issues

Facebook has agreed to pay content moderators $52 million to compensate them for the mental health toll of the job. So reports The Verge.


Penn. Attorney Disbarred After Pleading Guilty to Fraud Charges

Former attorney Todd H. Lahr has been disbarred after pleading guilty to defrauding his clients out of nearly $3 million. So reports the Morning Call.


Wisc. Supreme Court Ends State’s Blanket Stay-at-Home Order

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' directive to shut down activity in the state. So reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Trump Emoluments Case Reinstated by Split Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has resurrected a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump illegally profited from his presidency by way of his luxury hotel in Washington. So reports Yahoo! News.


Okla. Looks to Close Budget Holes with Opioid Settlement Money

Oklahoma lawmakers are planning to use opioid settlement funds to plug upcoming budget gaps in what would be the first actions taken with money from the Opioid Lawsuit Settlement Fund. So reports The Oklahoman.


After Pleading Guilty, Flynn Case Dropped in Controversial Move

Despite already securing a guilty plea for charges related to lying to the FBI, the Justice Department has dropped the case against Michael Flynn. So reports Vox.


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