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U.S. top envoy on N. Korea says Russia is firm about Pyongyang′s denuclearizatio

US Supreme Court delays executions amid drugs review

<b>The US Supreme Court has postponed the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.</b><p>Justices said Oklahoma could not execute Richard Glossip, John Grant and Benjamin Cole by lethal injection using midazolam while the case is pending.<p>The …

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North Korea demanded $10bn in cash and food to attend talks with South

Hermit state asked for money and half a million tons of food as precondition to holding summit with South in 2009<p>North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, …

North Korea

Moscow says North Korean leader Kim confirms Russia visit: Yonhap | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confirmed he will attend celebrations in Russia in May marking the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday, citing a Kremlin spokesman.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a New Year's …

North Korea

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court is ordering lower courts to take a new look at a dispute over a chemical company's efforts to cut costs …

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Citizens United Protest Inside the Supreme Court

The Citizens United decision, which allowed for unlimited money spent in independent political campaigns to be counted as First Amendment free speech, turned five on Wednesday, Jan. 21. To mark that occasion, seven activists with the anti-corruption group 99Rise disrupted the opening of the Supreme …

Justice Sotomayor: Stop Bending the Constitution to Favor Cops

Has the Supreme Court given law enforcement more leeway that the Constitution permits? Justice Sonia Sotomayor seems to think so. At oral argument in <i>Rodriguez v. United States</i>, a case involving the use of drug-sniffing dogs during traffic stops, Justice Sotomayor vigorously resisted the …

What Obama Can Do if SCOTUS Cripples Obamacare

Experts say the White House couldn’t easily restore subsidies in every state.

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Obama says Internet, not force or sanctions, will bring down N. Korea 오바마 &quo

N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit Russia in May: Kremlin "김정은 5월 방러&q

Supreme Court to review lethal injection executions in Oklahoma

Midazolam and the Supreme Court

Only one week after refusing to stay Charles Warner's execution, the justices will now hear his fellow inmates' appeal on a questionable lethal-injection drug.<p>What changed?<p>Last week, the state of Oklahoma executed Charles Warner after the Supreme Court refused to halt his execution while he …

The true cost of Citizens United: The Roberts Court’s darkest hour revisited

Five years ago, conservatives on the high bench changed American elections forever. Here’s what happened next<p>It’s been five years since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United<i>,</i> which allowed unlimited corporate money into the political system and increased the domination of democracy by the …

President Park says Seoul patiently seeking dialogue with Pyongyang 朴대통령 "

Nullification, Now Coming to the Supreme Court?

Mike Huckabee suggests that if the justices rule that gay-marriage bans are unconstitutional, states don't need to listen.<p>When the Tea Party wave arrived in 2010, it swept away much of the Republican Party's existing structure, and instituted a more populist approach. But as waves tend to do, it …

Supreme Court Appears Divided on Judicial Campaign Donations

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be divided on Tuesday over whether elected judges should be allowed to directly solicit campaign contributions in …

North Korea seeks to discredit gulag survivor over partial backtrack on life story

North Korea on Tuesday sought to discredit a prominent North Korean prison camp survivor who recently admitted inaccuracies in parts of his widely read story about horrific abuse in the country of his birth.<p>The public backtracking by Shin Dong-Hyuk proves that the entirety of his description of …

Justices debate judicial candidates' campaign appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving …

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Supreme Court upholds religious rights of prisoners

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court that has extended the reach of religion into public life in recent years ruled Tuesday that spirituality can overcome even prison security concerns.<p>The court came down decisively on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by the …

Hobby Lobby

NSA reveals North Korea hack

U.S. Cracked North Korea's Computer Systems

KCNA—REUTERS<p>KNS—AFP/Getty Images<p>KCNA—REUTERS<p>KCNA—REUTERS<p>KNS—AFP/Getty Images<p>KCNA—AFP/Getty …

Supreme Court Could Upend Judicial Campaign Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could undo state laws around the country that limit judicial candidates from …

The NSA's Reportedly Been Spying on North Korea Since 2010

A recently disclosed NSA document from Edward Snowden revealed that the agency has had an inside view of North Korea’s hacking capabilities since 2010, reports The New York Times.<p>By tunneling into Chinese networks used for wider connectivity by North Korea more than four years ago, the NSA was able …

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