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Navient pushes back against CFPB deception claims

- The Washington Times

The nation’s largest student loan servicer is pushing back in court against the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s claims that it deceived hundreds of thousands of borrowers, arguing that the bureau can’t even find one person harmed.

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Teen's death spurs federal, state safe gun storage bills

- Associated Press

The death of a Connecticut teenager who accidentally shot himself with his friend's father's gun has spurred his parents to advocate for tougher federal and state laws on safe gun storage.

In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington.  The Supreme Court is taking up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court's decision Tuesday to take on the appeal filed by three New York residents and New York's National Rifle Association affiliate could signal a revived interest in gun rights by a more conservative court. The case won't be argued until October.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years

- Associated Press

The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.

Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

Associated Press

Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.

In this photo dated Thursday, Dec, 27, 2018, Thai rescuers cover a body on the shore of the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom province northeast of Bangkok, Thailand.  DNA tests show that two bodies found washed up on the shore of Thailand's Mekong River are the corpses of anti-government activists, police said Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in what are feared to be political killings. The two, known by the pseudonyms Puchana and Kasalong, were among three exiled activists who disappeared in December from homes in Laos, where they took shelter after fleeing Thailand. (AP Photo)

Thai police says bodies from river were missing activists

Associated Press

DNA tests show that two bodies found washed up on the shore of the Mekong River in Thailand's northeast are the corpses of anti-government activists, police said Tuesday, in what are feared to be political killings.