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Leaders of 19 opposition parties in India participated in an online meeting on Friday to address alleged mismanagement by the central government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The virtual meeting, which was broadcast live, was convened by Indian National Congress (INC) President Sonia Gandhi and two top opposition leaders from across the country. In [...]

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A disability rights group filed a complaint in federal district court on Tuesday against Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting government agencies from issuing a mask mandate. Disability Rights Texas filed the lawsuit on behalf of 14 Texas school children, all of whom have disabilities or medical conditions that put them at increased risk [...]

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Indiana Court of Appeals sided with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Tuesday allowing him to withdraw the state from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act benefits program. The CARES Act includes three voluntary federal unemployment programs that increase benefits, extend benefit duration, and award benefits to ineligible participants. In May, Governor Holcomb [...]

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The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the University of South Carolina (USC) has the right to require students to wear masks on campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the requirement is effective immediately. In July, USC ordered a mask mandate for all students, faculty, and staff. South Carolina Attorney General [...]

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A group of Rutgers students filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey university’s vaccine mandate on Monday. The group of 18 students is represented by Children’s Health Defense (CHD), an activist group founded by Robert F. Kennedy. The organization largely campaigns against the use of certain vaccines, pesticides, and various chemicals used in foods and [...]

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As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an exponential pace in India even after the sweeping federal lockdown, the Parliament of the country has commenced the Monsoon Session which runs from 14th September to 1st October this year. The decision by the Secretariats of both the Houses of the Indian Parliament to dispense with the [...]

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Several pharmaceutical companies are beginning middle or late stage trials of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in Brazil and South Africa, leaving trials in other developed countries for sometime later. Meanwhile, in the United States, Black and other minority recruitment for trials lag: Michael said several factors have led to “a perfect storm of not goodness” for [...]

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