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As populism rises, fragile democracies move to weaken their courts
It’s not even just the fact no American president has muzzled, jailed, or, in some cases, killed, real or perceived rivals, as have leaders of those and other authoritarian regimes. The fundamental dividing line, which is becoming increasingly stark worldwide, and spotlighted by the controversy around President Trump’s post-election shakeup of his Justice Department, is the existence of the rule of law, underpinned by an independent judiciary. Not just in the US, but other countries with judicial oversight, politicians have bristled not just at specific court challenges, but at the fact judges are in a position to make them in the first place.

Vote counts: In Georgia, questions of fairness remain week after Election Day
A week after the 2018 mid-term elections, Democratic lawyers are searching for provisional ballots that may have been lost in the mail in Georgia’s Doherty County. On Election Day, Chatham County voters said they were told that they could not cast provisional ballots because there were none left.

Vote counts: In Florida, recount fuels widening electoral distrust
There are 27,195 reasons why Republicans in Florida distrust Brenda Snipes. Broward County’s supervisor of elections has been at the center of a number of election controversies in her 15 years on the job. On election night, Gov. Rick Scott (R) appeared headed for victory in his bid to oust incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D).

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Mexico City game teaches NFL a lesson
The NFL had to move Monday’s Chiefs-Rams game from Mexico City back to Los Angeles, throwing a wrench in the league's latest showcase outside the U.S.

Tom Brady responds to Dion Lewis' 'cheap' comment after loss to Titans
The New England Patriots headed to Nashville for a matchup on Sunday with the Tennessee Titans, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who gave Tennessee much of a shot. “It’s a real sweet win, you know, especially when you used to be there and they didn’t want to bring you back,” Lewis said. Lewis signed a four-year, $23 million deal with Tennessee earlier this year, a deal he never could have gotten in New England.

Thanks for playing: Bills cut Terrelle Pryor after two games
A little more than two weeks after signing Terrelle Pryor, the Buffalo Bills have released him, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Buffalo signed Pryor to a one-year deal on Oct. 30, and he started his first game with the team five days later. A week later, with the Bills surprisingly thumping the New York Jets, Pryor played in just 43 percent of the snaps.

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L.L. Bean rebuffs boycott over granddaughter’s big Trump donation
A man wipes off the headlights of the L.L. Bean Bootmobile in the parking lot at the facility where the famous outdoor boot is made. L.L. Bean is pushing back against a boycott led by a group urging consumers not to shop at retailers that support President-elect Donald Trump after it was revealed that Linda Bean, heir of the Maine-based company’s founder, had donated to a political action committee that helped elect Trump. “We are deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L. Bean as a supporter of any political agenda,” Shawn Gorman, L.L. Bean’s executive chairman, said in a statement posted to Facebook late Sunday.

Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back down
Trump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Chuck Jones, the union leader who claims President-elect Donald Trump lied to Carrier employees while touting a deal to keep jobs in the U.S., says he started receiving harassing phone calls a half hour after Trump slammed him on Twitter. “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years,” Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, told CNN on Thursday morning.

Working, eating and sleeping at the office
The sight of workers sleeping on the job is common in China, where a surplus of cheap labor can lead to downtime and employees at startup companies work long hours.

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Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming Weeks
President Donald Trump plans to fire Department of Homeland Security Secretary

Man and dog survive California wildfire by hiding in creek
A quick-thinking man says he survived the raging wildfire tearing through

Key Florida county prepares for recounts in too-close-to-call races
Broward County officials have been working around the clock to complete a recount of the races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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