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The Chinese government Thursday sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on drug crimes related to the production of ketamine. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court found that Xu Weihong gathered materials for the production of ketamine and stored the substance in his home. His accomplice in the trial, Wen Guanxiong, allegedly helped produce the drug and [...]

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A US federal judge in Mississippi has granted a police officer qualified immunity for damage caused to a black man’s vehicle during an extended traffic stop while calling for the Supreme Court to overturn the doctrine, a goal of Black Lives Matter protesters. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued his opinion Tuesday, granting summary judgement to [...]

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office will seek judicial approval to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA) following the results of an extensive fraud investigation into the organization. After conducting a multi-year investigation into the NRA’s finances, James said that four former and current officers – Executive Vice-President Wayne [...]

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The European Commission has launched an investigation into the proposed acquisition of wearable fitness accessory company Fitbit by search engine giant Google. Google announced in November 2019 that it would seek to acquire Fitbit. The company noted at the time that for the deal to be successful, the privacy and security of Fitbit users would [...]

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Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for protective equipment, hand sanitizers, and other disinfecting materials has been on a steady rise, ushering an increased effort for mass production both in the United States and around the world. While many domestic and international factories shift from manufacturing consumer goods to medical-grade supplies, there [...]

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Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) ordered the government on Wednesday to adopt measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in indigenous communities. The decision came hours after Aritana Yawalapiti, a leader of the Yawalapiti ethnic group in the Upper Xingu River region, passed away after contracting the disease. The judges unanimously declared that the indigenous groups [...]

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The Massachusetts Appeals Court has said that it will no longer use the term “grandfathering” because of its racist origins. The court included its reasoning in a footnote to a decision published on Monday. The case involved a zoning dispute between the owners of adjacent waterfront parcels in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The defendants sought to tear [...]

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