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Wednesday March 27th, 2019 night edition

image for The White House will get the Mueller report before the public does in case it wants to make redactions, Barr says

Attorney General William Barr will send the special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia investigation to the White House before the public sees it, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday.

Graham said Barr told him he would send the report to the White House first in case they want to claim executive privilege over any parts of it.

Trump's defense lawyers have previously said they want a chance to review and "correct" the Mueller report before it's made public.

Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, also said Barr told him it will likely take "weeks, not months" to get a version of Mueller's final report out to the public.

Barr on Sunday released his own summary of Mueller's report, which found that there was no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election.

Barr and Rosenstein then concluded that there was not sufficient evidence to determine that Trump obstructed justice.

Read more: William Barr's summary of the Mueller report is a 2-edged sword that could both help and hurt Trump. »

Jussie Smollett update: Charges against 'Empire' actor dropped; 'not an exoneration,' prosecutor says

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EMBED >More News Videos Jussie Smollett addressed the media Tuesday after disorderly conduct charges against the "Empire" actor were dropped.

State's Attorney Joseph Magats explained why the office dropped charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging an attack against.

EMBED >More News Videos ABC News Chief Legal Affairs anchor Dan Abrams provides insight into why charges were dropped against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett. »

Bill That Would Restore Net Neutrality Moves Forward Despite Telecom’s Best Efforts to Kill it

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Tuesday morning, the Save the Internet Act passed through a key House committee vote and markup session—despite some last-minute efforts by big telecom to weaken the bill.

“Net neutrality is coming back with a vengeance,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of consumer group Fight for the Future said in a statement.

The FCC’s 2015 rules were crafted over a decade of discussion, countless public hearings, and numerous court victories for net neutrality supporters. »

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13

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European politicians have voted to pass Article 13 and Article 11 as part of sweeping changes to regulation around online copyright.

Read next Inside the giant German protest trying to bring down Article 13 Inside the giant German protest trying to bring down Article 13.

Arguing in favour of Article 13 were the big record labels and organisations that manage copyright payments on their behalf. »