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In an op-ed for the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to change the UK’s immigration rules to allow almost 3 million Hong Kong residents to seek refuge in the UK if China implements its new national security law. Approximately 350,000 Hong Kong residents currently have British National Overseas [...]

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear ordered an investigation Monday into the fatal police shooting of David McAtee. Beshear called for the release of body camera footage. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that officers on the scene did not activate their body cameras. Fischer subsequently fired Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad. The investigation will be a joint [...]

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Costa Rica became the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday. According to the Costa Rican Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling, lawmakers had 18 months to adjust the current law or same-sex marriage would automatically become legal. The legislative assembly did not alter any laws, so the ruling came into force at midnight, [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Hungary violated the rights of six journalists by suspending their press credentials. In April 2016 six journalists sought to conduct and record interviews with members of Hungary’s parliament, including the Speaker of Parliament and the Prime Minister, in regard to alleged illicit payments to the [...]

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Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, was released from federal prison into home confinement on Thursday as the Justice Department seeks to halt the spread of COVID-19 among inmates. Cohen’s release comes a week after President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was released from prison amid similar concerns. Cohen sought release [...]

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El Salvador’s Supreme Court suspended President Nayib Bukele’s state-of-emergency decree on Monday, citing a violation of Article 2 of the Constitution. El Salvador’s attorney general filed suit challenging the emergency decree on Sunday, calling it unconstitutional without legislative approval. The decree sought to extend the nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bukele took [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan issued a preliminary injunction Monday barring the Small Business Administration from enforcing a rule preventing “sexually oriented businesses that present entertainment or sell products of a ‘prurient’ (but not unlawful) nature,” from receiving emergency federal loans. The rule also prevents banks, certain [...]

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In a lawsuit filed on Monday, several community colleges in California alleged that community college restrictions on COVID-19 aid violate the Constitution and exclude more than half of all of the students in the California community college system, “including many identified as economically disadvantaged.” The CARES Act allocated 580 million dollars to aid community colleges [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) took its first steps to combat COVID-19 related fraud on Saturday by filing a complaint in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas against an online company offering vaccine kits in exchange for a $4.95 shipping charge. Currently, the World Health Organization has not approved any [...]

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