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The Chinese government Thursday sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on drug crimes related to the production of ketamine. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court found that Xu Weihong gathered materials for the production of ketamine and stored the substance in his home. His accomplice in the trial, Wen Guanxiong, allegedly helped produce the drug and [...]

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A US federal judge Tuesday extended three US welfare programs to the residents of Puerto Rico. The case, brought by nine low-income Puerto Ricans, examined the island’s access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicare Part D, which provides for prescription drug coverage. Although the US Congress granted citizenship to residents [...]

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed into law a bill to expand universal mail-in voting across the state as the US continues to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and attempts to navigate upcoming elections. The bill, passed along party lines, directs election officials to mail a ballot to every active registered voter in [...]

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The US Supreme Court Friday rejected a request to halt the Trump administration’s construction of the southern border wall while litigation on its construction is pending before the nation’s highest court. In February 2019, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency concerning security along the southern border. Utilizing executive powers from the order, Trump allocated [...]

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The Supreme Court granted a stay to the State of Idaho Thursday after a grassroots group successfully argued in June that ballot initiative requirements should be modified due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Reclaim Idaho brought suit against the Idaho Governor Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawrence Denney, contending that state officials must change the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a 28-page report Thursday highlighting unconstitutional uses of force occurring within the Alabama prison system. The report indicates that Alabama prisons experience understaffing among correctional officers and inmate overcrowding. These dynamics cause tension and incidents of violence between inmates, which ultimately leads to excessive use of force by [...]

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A Munich court banned Tesla from advertising about its autopilot project Wednesday, stating that its previous marketing campaign misled German consumers. Specifically, the court took issue with Tesla’s use of the word “autopilot” and the claim that Tesla vehicles have “full potential for autonomous driving.” Tesla advertised that its vehicles could navigate on motorways from [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Dakota Access Pipeline can continue operating amid legal proceedings. The order rejects a lower court’s decision last week to shut down the pipeline as owner Energy Transfer LP faces legal challenges from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Tuesday’s decision emphasizes [...]

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A New York judge Monday vacated a retraining order against Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, allowing her to promote her new memoir about the Trump family. Robert Trump, brother of Donald Trump, had filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Mary Trump upon hearing his niece’s plans to publish a memoir [...]

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The Texas Supreme Court Monday upheld a refusal by the mayor of Houston to host the state Republican party convention in person due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Texas Republican party contended that the Court had the authority to require the City to move forward with the convention. The Court dismissed their request, citing a [...]

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