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Justice ‘Concerned’ That Bragg’s ‘Flimsy’ Case Could Undermine More Serious Investigations of Trump

Federal officials are reportedly worried that Alvin Bragg’s charges are weak and could undermine the more serious January 6 and Georgia electoral fraud probes.

AP/Mary Altaffer

As Reparations Debate Rages, Question Arises: How Much Would ‘40 Acres and a Mule’ Cost in 2023?

With California considering reparations payments, the Sun asks how much the 1865 promise of ‘40 acres and a mule’ would be worth in 2023.

AP/Rich Pedroncelli, file

In Preview of Things To Come, New York City’s Tax Revenues Plummet Along With Wall Street Bonuses

Over the next two years, the city is expected to face a nearly $2 billion decline in revenue attributable to personal income taxes.

AP/Craig Ruttle

White House ‘Gadfly’ in Feud With Press Secretary Says He’s Not Afraid of Efforts To Restrict His Access to Press Room

‘I have [been] attacked by pirates on the Gulf of Guinea with an AK47 to my head, kidnapped in Nigeria and dumped in the woods and left for dead but survived,’ journalist Simon Ateba told the Sun. ‘I don’t worry about my hard pass.’

AP/Alex Brandon

Police Say Nashville School Shooter Was Being Treated for ‘Emotional Disorder’ Prior to Carefully Planned Attack

‘We have a manifesto, we have some writings that we’re going over that pertain to this date, the actual incident,’ the Nashville Police chief says.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department via AP

Right-To-Work Laws Re-Emerge as National Political Issue With Michigan Repeal of Anti-Union Measure

Repealing the law represents a triumph for Wolverine State Democrats, who won leadership of both houses of the state legislature in 2022 as well as the governor’s office.

Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP
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