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Containers of Roundup on a store shelf. A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. Monday’s verdict was Monsanto's third such loss in California since August. Monsanto owner Bayer said it would appeal. – AP Photo/Haven Daley

Monsanto faces $2B jury verdict in weed killer cancer case

A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.
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Public safety, civil rights groups battle over facial ID technology

San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.
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Illinois’ newest lawyers sworn in

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Just ask the 335 new Illinois lawyers and those who admitted them to the bar Thursday.

Trial Notebook

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Last-minute defense not appropriate

Linda Reed argued she was ambushed during litigation with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital when — after the curtain closed on discovery for her discrimination claim under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act — the Milwaukee hospital requested summary judgment based on an argument it didn’t previously mention or allege as an affirmative defense.

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