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Supreme Court strikes down suit to expand protections for whistleblowers

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People wait in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a lawsuit that would have broadened protections for corporate whistleblowers. The case was brought forth by an executive at a data processing company who was fired after submitting possible security law violations to senior management. He did not report the violations to the S.E.C.

The ruling: All nine justices unanimously voted in favor of Digital Reality Trust Inc., noting that the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act protects whistleblowers if they report misconduct to the S.E.C., but the executive failed to do so.

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Self-driving lab head urges freeze after "nightmare" fatality

Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen / Getty

Carmakers and technology companies should freeze their race to field autonomous vehicles because "clearly the technology is not where it needs to be," said Raj Rajkumar, head of Carnegie Mellon University's leading self-driving laboratory.

What he said: Speaking a few hours after a self-driven vehicle ran over and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Rajkumar said, "This isn't like a bug with your phone. People can get killed. Companies need to take a deep breath. The technology is not there yet. We need to keep people in the loop."

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Trump, Sessions & GOP lawmakers to meet about sanctuary cities

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Attorney General Jeff Sesssions, Donald Trump, Melania Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan / Getty

The White House is hosting a roundtable on sanctuary cities Tuesday afternoon with the President, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security, Republican lawmakers and others, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Conservatives tried to use this week’s massive government spending bill to cut federal funds from sanctuary cities, but they failed, according to sources involved in the process. But Trump officials want to use Tuesday’s event to highlight the issue and put pressure on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law enforcement.