Trump claims free speech protects him from Georgia prosecution | The Excerpt

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen explains how former President Donald Trump’s lawyers are trying to use the First Amendment and free speech to get the election interference charges in Georgia dismissed.

USA TODAY spoke exclusively to the commander of the Army Corps of Engineers about how the Francis Scott Key bridge cleanup will happen.

USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison shares the significance of having two former presidents join President Joe Biden Thursday night in the biggest fundraiser of the campaign cycle so far.

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried will spend more than two decades behind bars.

Fast-food workers are losing their jobs in California after a minimum wage increase goes into law.

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