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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot condition federal law enforcement funds on conduct that contradicts municipalities’ policing ordinances. In the court’s opinion, Judge Rovner clarified that “the issues before us today concern the spheres of power that reside in the state rather than in the [...]

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement on Friday warning against the use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or clinic trials. “Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have not been shown to be safe and effective for treating or preventing COVID-19,” said the FDA in its statement [...]

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The heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) called Friday for nations to lift trade restrictions on medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The heads of the international agencies said that the trade restrictions on supplies used to fight COVID-19 could be “dangerously counterproductive,” adding, “what makes sense in [...]

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The US Senate announced early Wednesday morning that it has reached a deal for a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package. Early Wednesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor to announce that they had reached a bipartisan deal. “At last, [...]

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The Federal Reserve announced on Monday it is taking several steps to enhance access to credit and liquidity for consumers, municipalities, and small and large businesses. In its statement, the Federal Reserve said, “While great uncertainty remains, it has become clear that our economy will face severe disruptions. Aggressive measures must be taken across the [...]

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Senate Democrats blocked the coronavirus economic rescue package on Sunday because the package favored corporations and did not do enough to support aid individuals facing unemployment and loss of income. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was introduced by Senate Republicans on Thursday. The CARES Act was estimated to inject nearly [...]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday that they will announce measures to suspend resettlement travel in the coming days that will remain in place for as long as necessary. These measures come as many nations are closing their borders and have already placed holds on resettlement [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari on Monday to decide whether a juvenile must be “permanently incorrigible” to be sentenced to life without parole. The issue comes to the Supreme Court by way of Jones v. Mississippi, a case of a 15-year-old who killed his grandfather in 2004. In 2006 the Mississippi Court of Appeals [...]

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) led plaintiffs sued several small east Texas municipalities on Tuesday that have passed ordinances that limit access to abortions by criminalizing and restricting the operation and speech of pro-abortion organizations. The complaint, filed in federal district court, alleges that while the ordinance does not have the power to ban abortion [...]

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