The Trump administration ruled on Tuesday that asylum seekers are ineligible from posting bail while they wait the months or years for their cases to be heard. Attorney General William Barr’s decision explains that Section 212(d)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides that any “alien” applying for admission may be paroled into the US for [...]

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The Council of the EEU announced on Monday that it has adopted a new set of copyright laws that holds online platforms liable for user uploaded content. The law was adopted by the European Council on Monday after it was approved by the European Parliament last month. The directive introduces a new right for press publishers for the online [...]

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Amnesty International reported on Wednesday that global executions fell by nearly one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least a decade. In its 2018 global review of the death penalty, Amnesty assed known executions worldwide, except in China, where executions thought to be in the thousands remain classified as a state secret. Kumi [...]

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Sixteen parents involved in a college admissions scandal were charged Tuesday in a second indictment by a federal grand jury in Boston with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering. The indictment comes just a day after 14 of their co-defendants said they would plead guilty for their role in an alleged multimillion-dollar conspiracy that cheated college [...]

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The UK government on Monday proposed a plan for a “world-leading” package of online safety measures that will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups. The proposed regulations, outlined in the Online Harms White Paper, suggest establishing in law a new duty of care towards users, which [...]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Tuesday announced the terms of a settlement with PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG), requiring PPG to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty for environmental contamination. For decades, from the 1920’s until 1970, PPG dumped polluted materials from a glass manufacturing plant into the Allegheny River in Armstrong County. [...]

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The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday approved legislation regulating the use of assault weapons in the wake of the last year’s Tree of Life massacre that killed 11. In a 6-3 vote, the City Council passed a bill restricting the use of an assault weapon in a public place and would also ban armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines. [...]

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Singapore’s parliament on Monday tackled the escalation of fake news by introducing legislation that would restrict individuals from communicating a “false statement of fact” that would harm Singapore’s “public interest.” The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill aims to prevent the communication of false statements and to enable measures to detect, control and safeguard against [...]

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