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The US Supreme Court Monday rejected two appeals from Volkswagen AG, the German automobile manufacturer, regarding emissions tampering. The justices sought the views of the federal government, and, after review, turned down the cases of both Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. v. EPA of Hillsborough County, Florida and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. v. Ohio, ex [...]

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An Italian court in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, convicted and sentenced 70 members of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia group Monday on charges relating to attempted murder and extortion. The ‘Ndrangheta mafia is one of the largest and most powerful organized crime groups in Italy, composed of more than 150 families. The current trial focused specifically on the [...]

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The US Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in Ruan v. United States and Kahn v. United States. Both cases concern appeals from doctors who were convicted of illegally distributing prescription drugs. The cases center around the question of whether doctors can defend themselves against these claims by arguing that they acted in good faith. In [...]

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The Biden administration Tuesday released new rules aimed at reducing global-warming methane emissions. The strict regulations aim to scale back methane leaks from oil and gas industry operations, while also supporting sustainable agriculture and promoting job growth in the US energy sector. Aiding in these regulations is a new rule from the EPA which pushes [...]

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Texas voters and grassroots political organization Voto Latino filed a lawsuit Monday in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas against Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Secretary of State John Scott, challenging Texas Senate Bill 6. The groups alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act. Senate Bill 6 sets forth new congressional [...]

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The US House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol released a criminal contempt report on former President Donald Trump’s ally, Steve Bannon, on Monday. The report details the steps the committee took to give Bannon an opportunity to comply with the subpoena issued to him, and [...]

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Former US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The committee, responsible for investigating the insurrection at the US Capitol, is joined in the lawsuit by the [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday issued a new executive order prohibiting any entity, including privately-owned businesses, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers in the state. Abbott also called on other state lawmakers to sign a similar ban into law. Under the order, “o entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 [...]

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A federal judge in the US District Court for the District of Alaska on Sunday ruled that two companies, Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management, can continue shipping frozen fish from Canada to the eastern US. Almost 26 million pounds of fish has been stranded in Canada after US Customs and Border Protection issued [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law Monday aimed at addressing the discrepancy between deaths among Black mothers and women of other races. The new law, coined the “Momnibus bill” as a combination of the word “mom” with the legislative term “omnibus,” contains a slew of new provisions aimed at reducing this disparity. Among [...]

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