Editor’s Note: This listicle is part of a weekly series by The Ball State Daily News summarizing five stories from across the United States. All summaries are based on stories published by The Associated Press.

Updates on the President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the investigation into Trump’s tax returns, the Supreme Court hearing two LGBT rights cases, an update on the General Motors strike and a suit against federal immigration agents make up this week’s five national stories.

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2018, file photo shows Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, in Portsmouth, N.H. As Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials in the spring of 2019 to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet Republic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

AP’s key findings about Ukraine gas deal Trump allies sought

A circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to install new top management at Ukraine gas company Naftogaz for profits while Giuliani was pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. After the election of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Energy Secretary Rick Perry took up the effort to install a friendlier management team at the company.

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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington. On Monday, Oct. 7 Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe. The returns had been sought by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. His office is investigating the Trump Organization’s involvement in buying the silence of two women who claimed to have had affairs with the president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Judge says New York prosecutors can see Trump’s tax returns

A federal judge ruled that New York City prosecutors can see President Donald Trump’s tax returns for investigation into matters including the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a Playboy centerfold. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump’s attempt to keep his financial records under wraps, calling his claim of immunity from criminal proceedings “extraordinary” and “an overreach of executive power” at odds with the Constitution.

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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The cases Tuesday, Oct. 8, are the court’s first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Supreme Court takes up cases about LGBT people’s rights

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination, its first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A decision is expected by early summer 2020. The issue is whether Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars discrimination in employment because of sex covers LGBT people.

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Detroit resident Jay Hawkins, left, and Flint resident Damien Moore picket outside of General Motors' Flint Paint Facility during the nationwide UAW strike against General Motors on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Flint, Mich. Hawkins has 12 years in at the Flint Assembly Plant, while Moore has 11 months in as a temporary worker. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

Contract talks continue as GM strike enters fourth week

Contract talks aimed at ending a 22-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors continued Monday after United Auto Workers union bargainers rejected a company offer on Sunday. In a letter to members, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes cast doubt on whether there will be a quick settlement in the contract dispute, which sent 49,000 workers to the picket lines on Sept. 16, crippling GM’s factories.

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In a photo taken June 21, 2019, Alyse Sanchez and her husband, Elmer Sanchez, pose for The Associated Press in Sandy Spring, Md. The Sanchezes and five other couples have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland arguing U.S. immigration authorities are luring couples to marriage interviews only to detain the immigrant spouses. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)

Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

Six couples filed a class action accusing federal agents of luring families to marriage interviews in Baltimore, only to detain the immigrant spouse for deportation. The American Civil Liberties Union says a growing number of officers have “cruelly twisted” the rules by detaining immigrant spouses after marriage interviews. It is pursuing a similar complaint in Massachusetts and says dozens of detentions have happened at field offices in five other states.

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