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Biden set to ‘undo the Trump years’ with civil rights pivot

World / Politics Nov 12, 2020

Biden set to ‘undo the Trump years’ with civil rights pivot

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department is headed for a dramatic makeover under President-elect Joe Biden, who has pledged to make racial equality a centerpiece of his agenda. Biden will seek to return the division to its original purpose, focusing on anti-discrimination ...

Exxon calls New York climate case a 'joke' on last day of trial

Business Nov 8, 2019

Exxon calls New York climate case a 'joke' on last day of trial

A lawyer for Exxon Mobil Corp. mocked New York's fraud lawsuit against the oil giant, saying the state had falsely accused engineers and scientists of cooking up a massive scheme to mislead investors about the financial risks of climate change. "It's a cruel joke, your ...