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The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ordered a company and ints principals to cease distribution of a product touted as a COVID-19 treatment on Tuesday, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ), because the product was misbranded and unapproved. The DOJ said that the company Natural Solutions Foundation and its [...]

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South Korea President Moon Jae-in Friday announced that former President Park Geun-hye would be granted a special pardon from a 20-year prison sentence for bribery and corruption-related charges. Park, 69, is among 3,094 persons to be granted the special amnesty. South Korea’s Ministry of Justice has stated that the pardon is aimed at promoting “national [...]

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The United States Supreme Court Wednesday announced that it will be holding a special hearing next month to assess the legality of two federal mandates implemented by the Biden Administration mandating COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace. The hearing will cover cases involving two of the Biden Administration’s three federal vaccine mandates: the mandate issued by [...]

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The Biden Administration scored a victory Friday in its ongoing battle to enforce a nationwide vaccine mandate for businesses when the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved a stay, allowing the rule to move forward. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on November 5, requiring all businesses [...]

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The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday that it permanently lifted restrictions on access Mifeprex (mifepristone) and its generic versions, which are used with another medication to end an early pregnancy. The FDA confirmed that it conducted a review of its mifepristone Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program, conducting a benefits and [...]

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The Kansas Board of Regents recently voted to endorse a policy making it easier to terminate tenured faculty members. Under existing policy, a Kansas state university first must recognize a “financial exigency.” If implemented, under the new policy a university could reduce tenured faculty positions without that declaration. This would make termination of a tenured [...]

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With the continuing pandemic – and expiring housing and unemployment benefits across the country – millions of people may have their utilities cut off soon. Meanwhile, at least 13 states currently have expired moratoriums on water shut-offs. Many notable COVID-19 hotspot states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma) never implemented any moratorium on utility shut-offs. For those facing [...]

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The U.S. Supreme Court last week issued its first ruling against coronavirus containment measures, invoking the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise of religion to enjoin an executive order by New York’s governor limiting attendance at religious services to 10 or 25 persons in areas classified as having a high risk for infections. The Court’s [...]

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Nationwide protests in response to the brutal murder of George Floyd have put a spotlight on the profound injustices of the criminal legal system. Much of the criticism has rightly focused on the abuses in policing and incarceration. But along with abusive policing, another urgent threat that impoverished communities face under this system is the [...]

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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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