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Trump's accounting firm must hand over 8 years of tax returns, court rules

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S.appeals court ruled Monday, the latest setback for Trump in his tenacious efforts to keep his finances secret.

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Trump administration begins Paris climate pact exit

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Monday it filed paperwork to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change.Once it exits, the United States - the top historic greenhouse gas emitter and leading oil and gas producer - will become the only country outside the accord.

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US suspends Malawi tobacco imports after child labour allegations | Business

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The US government has suspended all imports of tobacco from Malawi over child labour allegations.Customs and Border Protection said it had issued the order based on information collected by the agency that reasonably indicated the tobacco from Malawi was produced using forced labour and forced child labour.

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Outcomes for children in custody worse than a decade ago, says report | Society

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The government has failed to capitalise on the “remarkable” fall in the number of children in youth custody, with outcomes for those sent to prison worse than a decade ago, a report has found.In 2018, almost half of children sentenced to immediate custody were given six months or less.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Charter appeal of Sprint patent verdict

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Supreme Court building is pictured in Washington, U.REUTERS/Leah MillisWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc unit Time Warner Cable must pay $140 million in damages for infringing five Sprint Corp telecommunications patents after the U.

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Activist asks Indian court to order probe into WhatsApp over hacking scandal

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration picture September 14, 2017.The targets of the hacking spree included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists, along with both military and government officials.

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U.S. Supreme Court mulls making it easier to deport immigrants for crimes

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Supreme Court justices considered on Monday whether to make it easier for federal authorities to deport certain immigrants who have committed crimes, a population targeted by President Donald Trump’s administration.Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.

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The Guardian view on the age of criminal responsibility: raise it now | Editorial | Opinion

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These figures mark a significant improvement in the approach to young people taken by the police and criminal justice system – mirroring similar changes in Scotland.Against this backdrop, combined with continued and serious dysfunction in the youth prison sector, raising the age of criminal responsibility might not appear to be the most urgent priority.

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Court closures lead to fights as gang rivals share waiting rooms | Society

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Fights are breaking out in youth court waiting rooms as gang members from rival areas have appearances scheduled at the same time because of closures, experts have said.

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High court to hear crowdfunded challenge to 'begging fines' | Society

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A landmark high court case will determine whether fines for begging, loitering and leaving bedding in doorways unfairly targets homeless people, after a fundraising campaign for legal costs reached its target.The Guardian revealed last year that thousands of vulnerable homeless people are being fined, given criminal convictions and even imprisoned for begging and rough sleeping.

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Israel can deport Human Rights Watch official, court rules | World news

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Israel’s highest court has upheld the government’s decision to deport the local director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) for his alleged support for a boycott movement, ending a long-running landmark case that questioned the country’s ability to expel its critics.In its most high-profile use, Israel blocked in August two US congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from a planned trip to Palestine and Jerusalem.

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Child victims of a rotten youth justice system | Letters | Society

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Well done on your expose of the so-called youth justice system (Children suffer in ‘chaotic’ justice system, 4 November).It would be counterproductive to put more resources into the youth offending industry when it is rotten at its heart.

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U.S. House Democrats to continue probe after Boeing testimony

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the head of its aviation subcommittee said on Monday that it will continue its investigation into two fatal 737 MAX crashes after Boeing’s testimony prompted new questions.FILE PHOTO: Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg testifies before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during a hearing on the grounded 737 MAX in the wake of deadly crashes, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.

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Share your experiences of youth courts in England and Wales | Society

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As part of a series investigating the youth justice system in England and Wales, the Guardian has so far been looking at what it is like reporting from youth court; how children as young as 10 wait more than a year for court cases; and how court closures lead to fights as gang rivals share waiting rooms.We want to hear from you if you have been through the system or have worked with those who have.

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De Blasio Taps James Johnson as New Corporation Counsel for New York City

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James “Jim” Johnson, a former partner at Debevoise & Plimpton who currently works in the New Jersey governor’s office, was named Thursday as the new corporation counsel for New York City, where he’ll lead the city’s Law Department and oversee the work of hundreds of lawyers.

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Election for Upstate Judgeship Turns Ugly After Mailers Label Candidate as Socialist, Pro-Drug

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“I’m a little concerned about the legality of the publication itself, and there are lies in it,” Dolan told the New York Law Journal.A mailer sent to voters in Sullivan County has labeled a Democratic candidate for county court judge as wanting to “bring socialism” to the county and supporting the legalization of drugs—both claims, the candidate says, are false and a breach of ethics.

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Judge dismisses Uber lawsuit opposing New York City vehicle license caps

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on the day of it's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.” The August 2018 law was meant to give New York City greater oversight of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft Inc.

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Credit where it’s due for improving workers’ rights | Letters | Politics

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Larry Elliott’s column (The EU is no defender of workers’ rights, 25 October) argues that social Europe “never delivered all that much”.Europe may not yet be the socialist paradise we want it to become, but dismissing all its achievements on workers’ rights is a costly mistake.

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Assisted dying laws and protection for all | Letter | Society

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Campaigners for assisted suicide – or assisted dying as they euphemistically refer to it – argue that “the only way to ensure the law is fit for purpose is to hear from those it affects most” (Letters, 31 October).The law as it stands does not discriminate against vulnerable individuals but affords them the same protection under the law as those who are healthy and able bodied.

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Bentley Motors loses trademark battle over branded clothing | Business

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Bentley Motors has lost a long-running high court trademark battle with a small, family-owned business, which could mean the luxury carmaker has to destroy all of its branded clothing.The high court in London on Friday ruled that Bentley Motors had infringed trademarks owned by Manchester-based Brandlogic, which owns the Bentley Clothing brand.