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“So, kids…Cheers!”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holding up a glass of lemonade while signing a bill into law protecting the right of Texas children to sell lemonade on private property. Local laws had intentionally or unintentionally prevented kids from doing so. Several years ago, police shut down a lemonade stand for violating the state health code. The bill passed through both the Texas house and senate unanimously.
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“If ever there were a case that should be decided on the basis of a true and complete record, it is this one.”

ACLU lawyer Dale Ho asking the Supreme Court to delay a decision on a case heard in April on whether a citizenship question can appear on the 2020 Census. At stake: millions of dollars of federal money allocated to states based on population data. Critics of the law say the White House wants to deter respondents; supporters say the question will add to accuracy.
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“This man has been absolutely crushed.”

Lawyer Robert Fisher representing a former sailing coach at Stanford University accused of taking bribes in one of the largest college cheating scandals in U.S. history. John Vandemoer is the first offender sentenced in the scandal. For his role, he received a one-day prison sentence, probation (incl. house arrest) and a fine. He also lost his job, healthcare, and university housing.
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“We will reach the point soon, most likely this year, when more will have died from 9/11-related illnesses than on 9/11 itself.”

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asking the Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate to consider a bill on additional funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Comedian Jon Stewart joined by first responders testified before Congress on Tuesday. House lawmakers moved the bill forward, though a vote in the House and Senate is TBD.
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“…they are being interrogated and we will continue deepening the investigation to get to the truth about what happened.”

Dominican Republic Chief Prosecutor Jean Alain Rodriguez on the arrest of 6 people in connection to the shooting of former Red Sox All-Star David Ortiz. Ortiz was shot while at a night club in his native Dominican Republic. The beloved baseball player was transported to Boston, where he remains in intensive care. The motive of the shooting is unknown.
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