The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled Wednesday regarding how member states should interpret air quality regulations set up by the Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 (Directive 2008/50) on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The judgment is in regard to [...]

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The China Tribunal, an independent group looking into whether the government of China harvests organs from prisoners, released a final report claiming that the Chinese government has been harvesting prisoners’ organs. The tribunal investigated multiple allegations that political prisoners, including members of Falun Gong, Tibetans, Uyghurs, and House Christians, were forced to donate organs. According [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB No 1978 on Wednesday. The bill, dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill,” protects religious freedoms including membership in and support to religious organizations. SB No 1978 comes in response to the San Antonio City Council voting to ban Chick-fil-A from operating within the San Antonio International Airport because of anti-LGBTQ [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Tuesday aiming to simplify the review process of agricultural biotechnology. The Executive Order on Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products stresses the importance of maintaining public confidence in agricultural biotechnology while also promoting innovation and growth. To that end, the Executive Order aims to [...]

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The Illinois House of Representatives voted 64-50 in favor of the Reproductive Health Act (HB2495) on Tuesday. The bill will move to the Illinois Senate for consideration as an amendment to SB0025. As drafted, the amendment to SB0025 would repeal some Illinois laws, including the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban [...]

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A group of women filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging gender discrimination in the FBI training academy. The complaint contends that the FBI’s employment and evaluation techniques violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act [...]

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The Rochester City Council in New York unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an amendment to the city charter to include a Police Accountability Board. The initiative will now be added to the November ballot. The amendment would provide Rochester civilians with an instrument to oversee the police department as well as investigate police misconduct. The [...]

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