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Former Williams & Connolly LLP partner Emmet Flood will serve as interim White House counsel until Pat Cipollone takes over the role, Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Thursday. (AP)

White Collar Atty Named Interim White House Counsel

Veteran white collar lawyer Emmet Flood will serve as interim White House counsel until President Donald Trump's next choice for the role, Pat Cipollone, "comes on board," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday as the administration experiences another high-profile shakeup.

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  • Trump Admin. Pushes 9th Circ. To Decide On DACA Rollback

    The Trump administration told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that it would file a second petition for review in the U.S. Supreme Court if the appellate court does not issue a ruling by Oct. 31 on the legality of the administration’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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  • EBay Accuses Amazon Of Poaching Top Sellers

    EBay Inc. hit Amazon.com with a lawsuit in California state court Wednesday, accusing the Seattle-based online retail giant of orchestrating a massive campaign to poach top sellers from eBay's online trading platform in violation of the California Computer Data Access and Fraud Act and state business statutes.