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Prosecutors for the Southern District of New York charged Imaad Zuberi, a longtime political donor, with obstruction of justice Tuesday. Zuberi is expected to plead guilty to the charges, according to sources. The charges stem from a $900,000 payment made to the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC). Prosecutors are specifically alleging that Zuberi gathered outside [...]

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The Supreme Court of Poland released a statement Tuesday warning that the country’s drafts of judicial reforms could be in violation of European Union (EU) law. The country’s nationalist government is currently advocating for legislation that punishes Poland judges for questioning judicial nominations. Proponents of the legislation argue that the law is needed for greater [...]

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The Supreme Court of Spain found Monday that workers are entitled to a Christmas hamper as a condition of their employment. The case arose from a labor dispute at Fujitsu Technology Spain, in which the company eliminated gifting the Christmas hamper from the budget back in 2013. A Christmas hamper is a packaged assortment of [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday explicitly providing civil rights protections to Jewish students on college campuses. The move comes as incidents of anti-Semitism are on the rise. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin at institutions receiving federal [...]

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On Tuesday, the University of Phoenix and the Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement that requires the university to pay nearly $191 million after alleged practices of misleading advertising. The deal could potentially affect students who attended the institution between October of 2012 and December of 2016. The allegations arose from the University of Phoenix’s [...]

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The 2019 UN climate change conference began Monday in Madrid, with leaders looking for solutions to reduce global carbon levels. Leaders originally planned for the conference to be held in Chile, but due to political instability, the conference was moved to Madrid, where it will take place over the next two weeks. The conference started [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reduced United Parcel Service’s (UPS) civil damages Thursday for transporting cigarettes to New York City. The decision reduced the district court’s order from $247 million in damages to $97.6 million. In an effort to combat tobacco related health issues, New York officials have passed excise taxes [...]

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A federal judge ruled Friday that the US Department of Justice must provide the House Judiciary Committee with access to grand jury materials stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. House Democrats contend that grand jury information is necessary in deciding whether to bring articles of impeachment [...]

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