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15:10 EDT

[JURIST] Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad Sunday targeted the ministry of justice and the headquarters of the local provincial government ahead of an attempt this week by the Iraqi parliament [official website] to resolve a political stalemate that would permit changes to the country's election law. The blasts destroyed the [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] Amnesty International USA, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch [advocacy websites] on Friday turned down an opportunity to tour the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], citing lack of access to detainees. The groups regularly send observers to the facility who have the [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama's Saturday emergency declaration [text, PDF; press release] on the H1N1 flu [CDC backgrounder] has granted Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) [official website] Secretary Kathleen Sebelius [official profile] authority under section 1135 of the Social Security Act [text] to allow medical providers to bypass [read more]

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