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U.S.

The White House tariff strategy is under siege from a series of lawsuits challenging whether the administration has followed the law closely enough in imposing new customs duties.

Risk & Compliance Journal

Matt Miner, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s criminal division, explains why prosecutors are getting more sophisticated about corporate compliance, and why it should be considered a ‘super mitigator.’

World

Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death for last year’s murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and released two prominent suspects close to the kingdom’s crown prince.

Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t want witnesses to testify in President Trump’s trial. Democrats want to hear from four witnessess.

Politics

Lawmakers signaled they believe congressional leaders will reach a deal that will prompt the House of Representatives to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate soon, amid a standoff over the rules and additional witnesses in President Trump’s trial.

Middle East

The Egyptian military released one of the country’s former chiefs-of-staff, nearly two years after his arrest following an announcement that he would challenge President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in the 2018 presidential vote.

Business

Store gift cards from major retailers are faster and easier to buy and redeem than ever—which explains why they are so popular among scammers looking for hard-to-trace ways to take their victims’ money.

U.S.

Cameras meant to issue speeding tickets and make U.S. city streets safer are failing to deter frequent offenders, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of more than 32 million citation records spanning a decade.

World

A Pakistani professor held for six years after being arrested for blasphemy over Facebook posts was sentenced to death in a case that has drawn international attention.

U.S.

Phones buzzing. Full waiting rooms. Protesters. This is Saturday at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., the only abortion clinic for miles and one behind a case going before the U.S. Supreme Court next year.

Markets

Nasdaq Inc. prevailed in its lawsuit against ETF Managers Group, a former business partner it accused of stealing more than $1 billion in exchange-traded funds, including a popular cybersecurity ETF.

Business

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is backing Bayer in the German chemical maker’s court fight over the world’s most widely used weedkiller.

Tri-State Area

Nearly 100 people have been arrested on murder-conspiracy, drug-trafficking and weapons-possession charges in a probe of the international street gang known as MS-13, New York’s Suffolk County district attorney said.

Europe

Poland’s parliament passed a law giving a judicial disciplinary panel the power to fine and dismiss judges for political activities, overriding complaints from European Union officials and protesters who have called the law authoritarian.

Risk & Compliance Journal

The seismic device company, Güralp Systems Ltd., settled related corruption charges with the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office in October. The acquittals, announced Friday, are the latest instance of the SFO failing to secure individual prosecutions following such a settlement, known as a deferred prosecution agreement.