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Justices Struggle With Child Abduction Treaty Case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled during oral argument with the standard for deciding under the Hague Convention what country should be able to determine where an infant in the middle of a custody battle should reside.

Sandy Hook Families Get Gunmaker Trial 9 Years After Attack

Family members of nine children and educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre received a September 2021 trial date in their landmark lawsuit against Remington Arms over its marketing of the semiautomatic military-style rifle the shooter used.

Booze Break Among Top Issues That Could Hop on Must-Pass Bills

A push to make permanent an excise tax break on beer, wine and distilled spirits has been languishing in Congress despite bipartisan support. But there’s renewed hope for the booze break and numerous other dangling issues as lawmakers bargain over what to put into must-pass spending legislation before the holidays.

Greta Thunberg on Climate Change

Climate activist Greta Thunberg says that business and political leaders are misleading the public by holding negotiations that are not leading to real action against warming temperatures, which she referred to as a climate "emergency." She spoke at the United Nations climate talks in Madrid, or COP25 on Dec. 11, 2019.

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