Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri

CIA chief Mike Pompeo: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

CIA chief Mike Pompeo: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts

Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts

Pennsylvania lawmakers moved closer this week to mandating that DNA samples be collected from people who have been convicted of crimes, something supporters predict will help solve serious crimes.

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