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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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US District Judge Lawrence Piersol issued a temporary injunction on Wednesday, blocking a recently enacted South Dakota anti-riot act. The act was drafted by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem in anticipation of protests against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, slated to start in 2020. The court adopted the defendant’s suggestion of intermediate [...]

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The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria issued its latest report Wednesday, finding that despite the military advances made by pro-government forces in 2018 that led to the demilitarized zone, violence continues with a high number of civilian casualties. The report uncovered many instances of arbitrary detention, disappearances and obstacles to access vital services. The [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday rejected environmental groups’ challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for delaying the implementation of new rules relating to power plant waste streams. Through notice-and-comment rulemaking, the EPA revised compliance dates through a two-year delay from a 2015 promulgated rule. According to the court, [...]

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services issued policy guidance Wednesday to define “residence” in statutory provisions clarifying the distinction between a person residing in the US and just being physically present. The policy guidance further rescinds previous guidance related to children of US Government Employees and military members stationed or employed outside the US. In [...]

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A federal grand jury indicted Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act for his alleged role in illegally obtaining receiving and disclosing classified information. In 2009, WikiLeaks posted a detailed list of the “Most Wanted Leaks” organized by country, including seeking military and intelligence documents from the US. The [...]

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The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act was approved by the US Senate Thursday, passing by a vote of 79-1. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky cast the one dissenting vote. The legislation would impose a fine of as much as $10,000 per call on robocallers who disregard the rules on calls and increase [...]

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