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The UN General Assembly voted on Wednesday to endorse the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The General Assembly’s vote tally included 152 votes in favor, 12 abstentions, and five votes against, which included the US. The US withdrew its participation from the compact last year due to inconsistencies with its own migration [...]

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Johnson & Johnson lost its motion Wednesday to reverse a $4.69 billion jury verdict against them. Johnson & Johnson had asked “that the jury verdict be thrown out on jurisdictional grounds and asked for separate trials for the plaintiffs, according to the order issued Wednesday.” However, the judge denied this motion. In response, “Johnson & [...]

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A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration asylum restriction policies that prevented immigrants who were victims of gang or domestic violence in their home countries from seeking asylum. The ruling came as a result of a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies filed on behalf [...]

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Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced Tuesday that a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulation has been amended to ban bump stocks, drawing a legal challenge the same day. Whitaker said the final rule states that bump stocks fall within the federal definition of “machine gun,” so the rule clarifies existing [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday postponed the sentencing of former national security advisor to Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, allowing him more time to cooperate with ongoing investigations. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia called Flynn’s crimes “very serious” and asked him numerous pointed questions. Flynn had pleaded guilty [...]

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The High Court of the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday convicted Sajjan Kumar, a former member of the federal parliament, for conspiracy and murder during the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom and awarded him imprisonment for “the remainder of his natural life.” It is the first time that a powerful politician has been held guilty [...]

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