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Donald Trump has been fined almost $1 million by a judge in Florida for filing a frivolous lawsuit against Hilary Clinton and others in which he claimed they conspired to damage his reputation as part of the Russia investigation. Judge David Middlebrooks said in his judgment that Trump was "a prolif

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is immune from US civil proceedings brought by the fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US government has said. Hatice Cengiz is suing Mr bin Salman and 28 others in the Washington D.C. federal district court over Mr Khashoggi's 2

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A judge has ruled that an independent monitor should be appointed to oversee the Trump Organization's finances to "ensure there is no further fraud or illegality" pending the outcome of a $250 million lawsuit. New York's attorney general, Letitia James, last year launched a lawsuit against Donald Tr

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A mass shooter who killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida in 2018 is set to be sentenced to life imprisonment — sparing him the death penalty sought by prosecutors and some victims' families. Nikolas Cruz, 24, will be formally sentenced on Tuesday 1 November, but the judge will

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Damages of almost $1 billion have been awarded to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre against Alex Jones, who claimed the tragedy was a hoax. Six staff and 20 children were murdered at a primary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 by Adam Lanza, 20, who killed himself a

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President Joe Biden has announced plans to pardon thousands of people with federal convictions for simple possession of cannabis in what is seen as a step towards the drug's decriminalisation in the United States. The pardons will not apply to people convicted under state laws, so will only affect a

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Adnan Syed, whose imprisonment for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was the focus of the record-breaking podcast Serial, has been freed from prison after his conviction was vacated. A judge in Baltimore, Maryland highlighted issues in the disclosure of exculpatory evidence to Mr Syed

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The US Department of Justice has been ordered to release a redacted version of an affidavit making the case for a raid of former president Donald Trump's Florida home. Judge Bruce Reinhart, who granted the search warrant for the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago earlier this month, ruled after media

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Former US president Donald Trump has launched legal proceedings in a bid to secure the return of some of the documents seized during an FBI raid of his Florida home. He has asked a federal judge to appoint a "special master" to examine the seized documents and for federal investigators to pause thei

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Former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is being investigated for potential criminal offences arising from his efforts to overturn the 2020 US presidential election. Mr Giuliani will face a special grand jury in Atlanta, Georgia today, which is investigating alleged election interference in the state.

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The Fox Corporation is facing an unprecedented $1.6 billion defamation suit from a voting systems company falsely accused of rigging the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump. Dominion Voting Systems alleges that Fox-owned TV channels broadcast a large number of false and far-fetched state

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Former US president Donald Trump will today be questioned under oath as part of a long-running investigation into his business practices. Letitia James, the New York attorney general, has since 2019 been investigating whether Mr Trump and his Trump Organization misled lenders, insurers and tax autho

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