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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a 24-hour waiting period for abortions. The law has already been challenged by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa. The law, House File 594, created a section limiting the court’s ability to order the withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures for a minor child [...]

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The Indian government on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok and WeChat, citing national security concerns. Both sides have also deployed more troops to the contested Ladakh region in the last week following a deadly skirmish earlier in the month. The fighting along the disputed border region between the world’s two most populous [...]

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Judge Muhammad Mazieh issued an order in Tyre, Lebanon, on Saturday, banning Lebanese media from reporting on criticism of Hezbollah supporters by US ambassador Dorothy Shea. Shea has continued to appear on television since the ruling, and Lebanon’s government has criticized the judge’s decision. Shea reportedly stated in an interview on the Saudi-owned news channel Al-Hadath that [...]

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Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr announced Monday that Iran has ordered through Interpol the arrests of 36 US political and military officials, including President Donald Trump, who were allegedly involved in the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani in January. Interpol responded in a statement that they “would not consider requests of this nature.” Trump and the [...]

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Judge Amy Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered that Roger Stone’s request to have a two-month delay at the beginning of his sentence would instead be reduced to 14 days. The ruling comes a day after the Department of Justice (DOJ) supported Stone’s request for the two-month extension. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Friday that President Donald Trump lacked the constitutional authority to transfer Department of Defense (DOD) funds for use in the construction of a wall along the Mexican border. The court found that the transfer of $2.5 billion circumvented Congress, which had previously denied requests [...]

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The Afghan government has decided to recall a controversial set of amendments that had been sent to the parliament for ratification. The amendments would have significantly curtailed the freedom of the Afghan press, and, after an outcry from national and international media outlets, the government decided to review the proposed changes further. The current mass [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday upheld a policy requiring hospitals and health insurers to publish their negotiated prices for health services. The policy is part of a new Trump administration push for transparency in healthcare but originates from mandates within the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act [...]

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Two US Department of Justice (DOJ) officials delivered indicting congressional testimony Wednesday, accusing political appointees of intervening in criminal and antitrust cases to serve the personal interests of President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr. Assistant US Attorney Aaron Zelinsky, who previously served as a prosecutor on the Russia investigation, testified to the House Judiciary Committee that [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday denied Ohio death row inmate Romell Broom’s request for habeas relief and held that a second execution attempt would not constitute cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. Ohio had previously tried to execute Broom by lethal injection in 2009, but officials were [...]

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