The US House passed a $736 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 bill on Wednesday. It will be voted on by the Senate next week and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bill was passed by a 377-48 vote and largely seen as a compromise between Republicans and [...]

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Apple and Intel jointly filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Fortress Investment Group Wednesday. The allegations filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California are that Fortress has stockpiled patents and sued on those patents demanding as much as $5.1 billion from Apple. The firms connected with Fortress have filed 25 [...]

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The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation regulating e-cigarettes on Thursday. The regulation bans the sales of flavored e-cigarette products and levies a 75 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes. If signed into law by Republican Governor Charlie Baker, it will be the strictest regulation on e-cigarettes in the country. E-Cigarette use has greatly increased, especially among young [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday reversed, in part, a decision barring two religious schools in Florida from conveying prayers over a loudspeaker before a state championship football game. In 2015 Cambridge Christian School and University Christian School faced off in the Division 2A State football game. The football game was [...]

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US Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Family Friendly Schools Act Wednesday, calling for children’s school days to align with parents’ workdays to better support working families. The bill would establish a pilot program in which 500 elementary schools receive no more than $5,000,000 per school district to implement the program. Instead [...]

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The USDA announced an interim final rule for the establishment of a domestic hemp program on Tuesday. The program was required by the 2018 Farm Bill to create consistency and regulation around domestic hemp production in the US. The interim final rule: “includes provisions for maintaining information on the land where hemp is produced, testing [...]

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The US government filed a civil complaint against the state of California Wednesday for entering into a cap-and-trade agreement with Quebec. According to the federal government, California overstepped its state powers by entering into an international climate change agreement in 2013 with a foreign nation. Cap-and-trade agreements are a major component of California’s plan to [...]

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday denied a request by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner that a judge be recused from hearing all criminal cases because the judge’s girlfriend had filed a racial discrimination complaint against the DA’s office. Krasner argued that Common Pleas Judge Scott DiClaudio has a conflict of interest because of the [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction Friday against President Donald Trump’s proposed plan for funding the border wall for exceeding executive branch authority under the Appropriations Act. Trump issued a proclamation in February declaring a national emergency on the southern border of the US [...]

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Two associates of US President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani were arrested Thursday for violating campaign finance laws. The indictment charges that Ignor Fruman and Lev Parnas and two others “conspired to circumvent the federal laws against foreign influence by engaging in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office [...]

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