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Rep. Ryan Zinke, seen here testifying on Capitol Hill on Jan. 17, was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Interior in a 68-31 vote Wednesday. (AP)

Interior Pick Zinke Sails Through Confirmation Vote

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday easily confirmed Montana congressman Ryan Zinke to serve as Secretary of the Interior, adding another backer of fossil fuel development to President Donald Trump's Cabinet.

  • BREAKING: Former NFL Player Gets 6 Years For Ponzi Scheme

    Former NFL player Will D. Allen was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for his role in a Ponzi scheme that targeted investors with bogus or oversubscribed loans to professional athletes.

  • Trump Pledges Health Care, Safety And Jobs In First Address

    President Donald Trump made a series of sweeping promises in his first address to Congress on Tuesday, reiterating his campaign promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act, reform the tax code and overhaul immigration.

  • UBS Units Beat Lingering Suit Over Brokers' Enron Knowledge

    A Texas federal judge on Tuesday killed a proposed class action aimed at UBS AG units over their alleged involvement in Enron’s infamous fraud scheme, ending a 15-year battle over whether ex-employees and other investors should have been warned their stock options and equities were about to go bust.

  • Former Exec. Gets 11 Years For $50M Russia Export Scam

    A former director of the now-defunct Arc Electronics was sentenced Monday in New York federal court to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to covertly export more than $50 million worth of sensitive and regulated microelectronics to Russia for use by its military and intelligence agencies.

  • Judge Grants Class Cert. In Closely Watched NY Debt Case

    A federal judge in New York on Monday said that a lawsuit alleging major debt collection firm Midland Funding LLC violated the state’s usury laws could move forward and granted class certification, meaning the closely watched litigation will have a long way to run.

  • Trump Moves To Sink Obama's Clean Water Rule

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing his administration to fulfill his campaign pledge to roll back a controversial Obama-era rule critics said expanded the federal government’s jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.

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Transgender Attorneys Blaze Trail To Equality

By Ed Beeson

Lawyers in BigLaw and beyond have found that being transgender won’t stop them from being successful, but that doesn’t mean the profession is always a haven.