The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in finding that certain counties were meeting current federal ozone limits. The EPA was ordered to reconsider the designations of those counties under the Clean Air Act. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA [...]

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that the state of California is filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s new rule that international students must leave the US if all of their classes are online.  The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) announced Monday that international students would [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that it will provide $2.2 million in funding to local law enforcement agencies that are focused on community policing projects. This funding, which is through the Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS Office) Community Policing Developing (CPD) Microgrants Program, provided awards ranging from $15,090 to [...]

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A United Nations Human Rights Council report released on Tuesday concluded that Syrian and Russian airstrikes on civilian infrastructure in Syria’s Idlib province amounted to war crimes. The report assessed events that happened in Idlib province between November 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020. During this time, Idlib province was controlled by an armed group [...]

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Hong Kong released more details Monday on China’s new national security law, which, among other things, will enable authorities to prevent people under investigation from leaving Hong Kong. Under the legislation, secession and sedition will be punishable by imprisonment up to life. Foreign and Taiwan political organizations and agents will be required to provide information [...]

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The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) announced Monday that foreign students will not be allowed to remain in the country if they take entirely online classes during the fall semester. Foreign students who are attending schools operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in the US. [...]

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A New York appellate judge overturned a temporary restraining order against Simon & Schuster on Wednesday, allowing the publisher to continue with plans to release Mary Trump’s new book about US President Donald Trump. Robert Trump, the younger brother of Donald Trump, applied for a temporary restraining order against Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster [...]

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The US District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a Trump administration rule on Tuesday night that required migrants at the southern border to seek asylum from every country through which they passed before seeking asylum in the US. Two separate lawsuits were initially filed by immigrant-services organizations and individual asylum applicants against [...]

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