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Gay rights campaigners act out electric shock treatment to protest outside a court where the first court case in China involving so-called conversion therapy is held in Beijing, China,

Chinese Man Brings Gay Conversion Therapy Lawsuit

LEGAL | By Louis Watt | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

Law school graduates taking the bar exam gather outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tech Issues Delays Bar Exam Submissions

LEGAL | By Carolyn Thompson | Jul 31
Law school graduates sweated their way through the final day of their bar exams, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the answers from their computers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia.

Tech Sanctions Will Damage Russia if Not Lifted Quickly

LEGAL | By Laura Mills, Juergen Baetz | Jul 31
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

People sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo.

Varying Health Premium Subsidies Worry Consumers

LEGAL | By Kelli Kennedy | Jul 29
Government officials say consumers who have received different subsidy amounts probably made some mistake entering personal details such as income, age and even ZIP codes. Agents around the country received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers.

House Votes to Simplify Education Tax Breaks

LEGAL | Jul 28
The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.

Amazon Worker Piloted Drone Around Space Needle

LEGAL | Jul 25
Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

European Sanctions Against Russia May Be Torpedoed

LEGAL | Jul 25
As Britain pushes for tougher sanctions against Russia, multiple European countries are only expressing lukewarm support. Nations like France and Germany may be reluctant to take a hardline against Russia because of business interests.

Ambassador Discusses Inspirational Hashtag

LEGAL | Jul 25
Ambassador Riyad Mansour, the permanent observer of Palestine to the United Nations, shared his thoughts on the #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies social media campaign with CBS News' Pamela Falk.

Detroit retiree William Davis protests near the federal courthouse in Detroit.

Bond Insurers Vow to Fight Detroit Financial Plan

LEGAL | Jul 24
Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy. Results released Monday night show city workers and retirees voted in favor of pension cuts.

Johns Hopkins to Pay $190M to Gynecologist's Victims

LEGAL | Jul 23
Johns Hopkins Hospital will pay $190 million to thousands of women after police found more than 1,300 secret pictures and videos on gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy's computer. The doctor killed himself shortly after the investigation began early last year.

House Speaker John Boehner

Boehner: No Border Money Without Policy Changes

LEGAL | Jul 23
House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the public won't support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster.