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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a federal requirement that women accessing early abortion drug mifepristone must pick up the drug in person from their health care providers. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) typically requires that mifepristone is only dispensed in clinics, medical offices or hospitals. The FDA also requires that patients [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that Visa and Plaid have agreed to terminate their planned $5.3 billion merger. Visa, a multinational financial services corporation, facilitates electronic fund transfers. In 2019 Visa’s revenues were about $23 billion. Plaid is a financial services company that builds a data transfer network powering digital finance products. In [...]

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The Michigan State Capitol Commission voted unanimously Monday to ban the open carry of firearms within the state Capitol building in Lansing. This decision was motivated by the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, as well as armed protesters storming the Michigan state Capitol building last April. The commission manages the Capitol building and its [...]

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Law school deans from 157 law schools across the US issued a collective statement on Tuesday addressing the 2020 election and condemning the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. Because law school deans usually do not collectively speak on issues outside of legal education, this was an unusual occurrence. The deans who signed the [...]

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The Cape Verde Court of Appeal of Barlavento ruled Monday that Colombian lawyer and businessman Alex Nain Saab Moran can be extradited to the US, where he faces money laundering charges on behalf of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government. The US sanctioned Saab in 2019 for allegedly using an elaborate network of bank accounts in [...]

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The Abuja magistrate court denied bail to former Nigerian presidential candidate and activist Omoyele Sowore on Tuesday, following Sowore’s arrest on New Year’s Eve during a candlelight protest against bad governance. Sowore is the founder of Sahara Reporters, an online news agency that encourages individuals to report corruption, humans rights abuses and political misconduct in [...]

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Several states filed suit Tuesday against the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), seeking to void the “True Lender Rule” that would deprive states of the ability to enforce state laws against exploitative interest rates. In the complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the [...]

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The West Kowloon Court in Hong Kong on Tuesday sentenced former pro-independence group leader Tony Chung to four months of imprisonment for insulting the Chinese flag during a protest in May 2019. Chung, a former member of the now-defunct pro-independence group Studentlocalism, was arrested outside the US consulate for his alleged involvement and activities with [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Tuesday upheld a rule requiring greater transparency in the prices hospitals negotiate with insurers and third-party payers.  Over 90 percent of US patients rely on insurers and other third-party payers to pay for hospital services. Insurance companies have contracts with hospitals and pay negotiated [...]

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala’s three years of detention without a conviction did not violate his rights to liberty and security. Kavala was accused of organizing and funding the 2013 Gezi Park protests against then-Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. In February 2020, he and eight other individuals were acquitted. Kavala [...]

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