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The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday indefinitely suspended all Chinese carriers from flying to and from the US, effective June 16. This order most impacts Air China, China’s flag carrier airline, which frequently flies schedules between China and the US. “ U.S. carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct [...]

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Protesters and Black Lives Matter DC filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that their ouster from Lafayette Square near the White House on June 1 violated both their First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly and their Fourth Amendment right of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. Protests have sparked across the country in response [...]

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The Nagoya District Court on Thursday rejected a man’s request to overturn a decision deeming him ineligible for victims’ compensation following the death of his same-sex partner. The man, Yasuhide Uchiyama, had lived with his partner for around 20 years. After his partner was murdered in 2014, Uchiyama filed for victims’ compensation in December 2016. [...]

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The US Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that will ease restrictions on emergency small business loans. HR 7010, or the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020,” would amend the Small Business Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). It would extend the covered loan period from eight weeks [...]

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The US Treasury Department announced Tuesday that four companies have been blacklisted for aiding the Venezuelan regime’s efforts to transport oil to the US market. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed Adamant Maritime Ltd, Afranav Maritime Ltd, Sanibel Shiptrade Ltd and Seacomber Ltd on the specially designated nationals list. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin [...]

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