FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019 file photo, a pedestrian crosses Front Street under snowfall in Missoula, Mont. Under a new proposal, a metro area would have to have at least 100,000 people to count as an MSA, double the 50,000-person threshold that has been in place for the past 70 years. Cities formerly designated as metros with core populations between 50,000 and 100,000 people would be changed to “micropolitan" statistical areas instead. (Ben Allan Smith/The Missoulian via AP)
Bye, Bismarck: 144 Cities Could Lose Status as Metro Areas
  • 6 March 2021
Under the new proposal, a metro area would have to have at least 100,000 people...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump riot outside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
‘Blame Trump’ Defense in Capitol Riot Looks Like a Long Shot
  • 27 February 2021
The “Trump-made-me-do-it” legal strategy has already been shot down by at least one judge.
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., speaks at a news conference in New York. Vance has obtained copies of Donald Trump's tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former president's last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
Manhattan Prosecutor Gets Trump Tax Records After Long Fight
  • 25 February 2021
The Manhattan district attorney’s office enforced a subpoena on Trump’s accounting firm within hours of...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, it lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Facebook Says It Will Lift Its Australian News Ban Soon
  • 22 February 2021
Facebook said it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Twitter has permanently banned Lindell’s Twitter account after he continually perpetuated the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Dominion Voting Systems Sues ‘MyPillow Guy’ for $1.3 Billion
  • 22 February 2021
Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against the founder and CEO...
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FILE - This Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, shows the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Supreme Court Won’t Halt Turnover of Trump’s Tax Records
  • 22 February 2021
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has been seeking Donald Trump’s tax records since 2019...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., walks at the Capitol in Washington, as the House of Representatives pursues an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Capitol last week. A defamation lawsuit Rep. Nunes brought against CNN was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday, Feb. 19. The lawsuit seeking over $435 million in damages was rejected by U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who said the California Republican failed to request a retraction in a timely fashion or adequately state his claims. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Judge Rejects Rep. Devin Nunes Defamation Suit Against CNN
  • 20 February 2021
The lawsuit seeking over $435 million in damages was rejected by U.S. District Judge Laura...
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signs into law a bill banning almost all abortions in the state Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. On the same day, Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit to stop the measure from going into effect. The state House approved the “South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act” on a 79-35 vote Wednesday and gave it a final procedural vote Thursday before sending it to McMaster.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
SC Governor Signs Abortion Ban; Planned Parenthood Sues
  • 18 February 2021
South Carolina’s governor has signed a bill banning most abortions, one of his top priorities...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. The former "Apprentice" contestant is trying to get her defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump moving again now that he's no longer president. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump’s Post-Impeachment Problems
  • 16 February 2021
Acquitted by the Senate of inciting the U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', on Capitol Hill Washington. Thompson has sued former President Donald Trump, alleging Trump incited the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit in Washington's federal court alleges the Republican former president conspired with members of far-right extremist groups to prevent the Senate from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden. The suit also names as defendants Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and groups including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, both of which had members alleged to have taken part in the siege.(John McDonnell/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Democratic Congressman Sues Trump over Role in Capitol Riot
  • 16 February 2021
The suit, filed in federal court in Washington under a Reconstruction-era law known as the...
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This combination photo shows Maria Bartiromo in New York on April 6, 2016, from left, Lou Dobbs at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. on Feb. 24, 2017 and Jeanine Pirro in New York on Jan. 28, 2015. Fox News personalities Bartiromo, Dobbs and Pirro are seeking the dismissal of claims against them and their employer as part of a $2.7 billion libel lawsuit brought by the voting technology company Smartmatic. (AP Photo)
Fox Hosts Dobbs, Bartiromo Strike Back in Voting Fraud Suit
  • 12 February 2021
Three Fox News hosts — Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro — are seeking...
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In this image from video, a video from Donald Trump is shown to senators as House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
Trump Can’t Hang on to Lawyers After False Election Claims
  • 11 February 2021
Established firms backed away from the former president's baseless claims of election fraud.
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