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Wells Fargo has entered into a $3 billion agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) in an investigation over fraudulent sales practices. In return, the DOJ and SEC have agreed to drop criminal charges and resolve a pending civil investigation. The investigations uncovered millions [...]

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A Cairo Criminal Court acquitted two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak of stock exchange manipulation Friday. The court acquitted six other individuals of the same charges. Officials arrested Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, in September of 2018 as part of an ongoing stock exchange manipulation investigation that began in 2012. An Egyptian court [...]

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On Friday the Attorney General for the State of California sent a strongly-worded response to a notice of violation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) had sent the notice to California on January 24, stating that they found California to be in violation of [...]

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Mississippi’s Heartbeat Abortion Ban was struck down by the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision on Thursday.  The controversial “Heartbeat Abortion Ban” would ban abortions occurring after 6 weeks of pregnancy.  Despite national outcry, the ban was signed in to law by Gov. Phil Bryant on March 21, 2019. Since the Governor’s signature, the ban has been [...]

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Human rights organization Amnesty International sent an open letter to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday, requesting a meeting to discuss solutions to the country’s current human rights crisis. For more than 40 years, Amnesty has reported on human rights violations in Mexico. Since the inauguration of the current president, there have been [...]

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An Iranian Revolutionary court on Wednesday upheld the sentences of eight environmental advocates accused of spying for the US. The conservationists—six men and two women, including American citizen Morad Tahbaz—received jail sentences of four to 10 years. Human Rights Watch criticized the judgment, stating that there was no evidence to support the convictions and sentences.

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Florida lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would require minors to receive parental consent before they obtain abortions. This bill would prohibit physicians from performing abortions for a minor without the written consent from the minor’s parent or legal guardian. In the case of abortions that arise in emergencies, the physician is required to [...]

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Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan resigned Thursday after facing pressure from lawyer associations over controversial statements about the supreme court bench. The controversial statements were expunged from court records. Khan reportedly made the statements while representing the federal government in a case against Justice Faez Isa before the supreme court. Isa is on trial [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Florida legislature’s changes to the state’s signature match voting law nullify the challenge brought by Bill Nelson regarding his run for US Senate. Nelson, along with the Florida Democratic Executive Committee, challenged Florida’s law which detailed the process for rectifying mismatched voter [...]

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