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Legal news from Saturday, January 24, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

The legal fate of captured Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebel leader Laurent Nkunda remained unclear Saturday, days after his surprise arrest in Rwanda. Nkunda was apprehended Thursday near the border with the DRC after a joint DRC-Rwandan military operation to capture him and root out Rwandan Hutu rebels operating in the DRC. He is the leader …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The government of Malaysia has asked the United States to permit its security officials to meet with two Malaysian citizens being held in Guantanamo Bay, according to state media Saturday. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said that he would like to see the two men returned to Malaysia so that …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday rejected a complaint filed by high-end grocer Whole Foods Market against the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last month seeking an injunction barring the agency from holding administrative proceedings regarding the company's 2007 merger with …

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by Steve Czajkowski

US President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Friday repealing a ban on federal funding for international family planning programs that provide or give out information and counseling about abortion. The Reagan-era directive called the "Mexico City policy" prohibited US funding, typically in the form of grants from US Agency for …

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