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Republicans Jostle for Power to Oversee Cuts to Nutrition Aid

Cutting nutrition assistance by tens of billions of dollars and allowing fewer work-requirement waivers is a top priority for a key conservative in charge of funding the Department of Agriculture. It’s a goal that could cause tension among Republicans crafting must-pass funding and authorization bills.

Attorney Tries to Bend the Arc Toward Justice in Florida Killing

Many lawyers generously volunteer their time on pro-bono work. For Keith Harrison, the bid to exonerate Crosley Green has been a years-long journey. He’s flown to Florida more than 100 times in a decade and a half, visiting small towns, knocking on doors and staking out potential witnesses who might help prove what really happened in an orange grove there more than three decades ago.

Mass Tort Advertising Now an Industry Unto Itself (Podcast)

The marketing used to find clients in mass tort cases has become much more sophisticated in recent years—and the budgets used to identify potential clients have been growing exponentially. For the Camp Lejeune case, which involves decades of contaminated drinking water at a military installation in North Carolina, the spending could shatter records. Bloomberg Law reporter Roy Strom dug into how this type of legal marketing works and who benefits from it. He joins our weekly legal news podcast, On The Merits, to talk about how the mass tort bar finds its clients and why this makes some people uneasy.

Black Taxpayers Audited at Higher Rates, Study Finds

A new study by researchers at a trio of universities and the Treasury Department reports that Black taxpayers are audited at 2.9 to 4.7 times the rate of other taxpayers. It also found Black taxpayers claiming the earned income tax credit are more likely to be audited than non-Black taxpayers claiming the credit.

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How Marijuana Is Both Legal and Illegal in the U.S.

How do states legally get around the federal ban on cannabis, and what unique legal challenges do attorneys and businesses in the marijuana industry face?

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