New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office will seek judicial approval to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA) following the results of an extensive fraud investigation into the organization. After conducting a multi-year investigation into the NRA’s finances, James said that four former and current officers – Executive Vice-President Wayne [...]

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The European Commission has launched an investigation into the proposed acquisition of wearable fitness accessory company Fitbit by search engine giant Google. Google announced in November 2019 that it would seek to acquire Fitbit. The company noted at the time that for the deal to be successful, the privacy and security of Fitbit users would [...]

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order 7 on Wednesday, restoring voting rights and the right to qualify for public office to Iowans with felony convictions. Iowa was the last US state that permanently banned its residents with felony convictions from voting unless they appealed directly to the governor. Under Article II, Section 5 of [...]

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Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) ordered the government on Wednesday to adopt measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in indigenous communities. The decision came hours after Aritana Yawalapiti, a leader of the Yawalapiti ethnic group in the Upper Xingu River region, passed away after contracting the disease. The judges unanimously declared that the indigenous groups [...]

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The Massachusetts Appeals Court has said that it will no longer use the term “grandfathering” because of its racist origins. The court included its reasoning in a footnote to a decision published on Monday. The case involved a zoning dispute between the owners of adjacent waterfront parcels in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The defendants sought to tear [...]

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) announced Wednesday that it would postpone the release of the verdict in the case of four men accused of being involved in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri “out of respect for the countless victims of the devastating explosion that shook Beirut , and the three-day [...]

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill granting authority to the New York Department of State to discipline real estate professionals who illegally discriminate based on race with suspension or revocation of their licenses. Bill S6874-A/A8903-A, signed Monday, authorizes the New York Secretary of State to revoke or suspend the real estate licenses [...]

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Canadian-American musician Neil Young sued President Donald Trump Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying that Trump used two of his songs, Rockin’ in the Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk, without permission during a campaign rally. The complaint alleges that President Trump’s re-election campaign “willfully ignored Plaintiff’s telling it not to play the Songs and willfully proceeded [...]

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