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The US Senate voted  69 to 30 on Tuesday to overwhelmingly pass a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. This infrastructure bill is a historic investment that will improve American roads, highways, bridges, drinking water, and climate resilience. President Joe Biden highlighted that H.R. 3684, or the “INVEST in America Act,” passed with “a vote margin [...]

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The US Department of State designated on Friday five terrorist leaders in Africa as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). The SDGTs include Bonomade Machude Omar, Sidan ag Hitta, Salem ould Breihmatt, Ali Mohamed Rage, and Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir. Omar, who leads the ISIS-Mozambique Military and External Affairs Departments, has coordinated and lead several terrorist attacks, [...]

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed four new bills into law on Monday that in effect end immigration detention by expanding protections for immigrants and refugees. In an attempt to establish “Illinois as the most welcoming state in the nation,” he also issued an executive order creating the Welcoming Illinois Office. In an official press release, [...]

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Zoom agreed to pay $85 million in a class action lawsuit settlement on Saturday after users accused Zoom of violating their privacy rights. Several plaintiffs joined the class action lawsuit against Zoom, alleging that the video conferencing platform violated California law by: “(1) sharing Plaintiffs’ personally identifiable information with third parties; (2) misstating Zoom’s security [...]

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The French parliament approved a bill on Monday that mandates COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers and requires those seeking access to certain social venues to carry a health pass showing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a recent negative test. These restricted social venues include high contamination risk department stores and shopping centers, restaurants, locations [...]

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El Salvador officials have ordered the arrest of former president Salvador Sánchez Cerén after he was charged with unlawfully receiving USD $530,000 as a bonus during his time as vice president. The Attorney General’s office initiated the legal process and asked international police to locate and extradite Sánchez Cerén so that he can face the [...]

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals remanded on Monday a permit issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency after finding that Poly Met Mining Inc. (PolyMet) may have engaged in “sham permitting.” PolyMet sought to obtain state and federal permits to build the first copper-nickel platinum mine in Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted the [...]

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French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti was indicted Friday in a conflict of interest investigation after a six-hour hearing. He has been charged with using his office to serve personal interests. The Anticor Association and three judicial unions filed complaints with the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) alleging that Dupond-Moretti unlawfully used his position [...]

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A Baltimore City judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday to prevent Maryland Governor Larry Hogan from terminating federal unemployment assistance for over 300,000 Maryland residents. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act funds three types of unemployment benefits that extend eligibility and provide supplement benefits. Last month Governor Hogan notified US [...]

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A Spanish Court of Instruction justice ordered three men to be held in custody on Friday for allegedly murdering a man during a brutal, homophobic attack. The three men, alongside three other attackers, are accused of beating Samuel Luiz to death while shouting homophobic slurs. The fatal attack occurred Saturday, July 3, as twenty-four-year-old Samuel Luiz [...]

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