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The Supreme Court of India ruled Wednesday that citizens must be given access to free COVID-19 testing, sparking concern from many experts. Many business leaders and health experts state that by placing a high financial burden on private medical firms, India could actually see a reduction in its COVID-19 testing. Small businesses currently do not [...]

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The US House Oversight Committee asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Wednesday to ban the distribution of e-cigarettes due to the potential impact on the spread of COVID-19. The letter was signed by Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy. The House Committee had previously contacted the FDA in the summer of [...]

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Amnesty International on Wednesday reported evidence of two civilian deaths in Somalia from a US airstrike in February. The report details casualties from two separate airstrike attacks. On February 2, a family in the town of Jilib was eating dinner when a warhead struck their home. The report stated that, “Nurto Kusow Omar Abukar, an [...]

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The man who opened fire and killed dozens of New Zealand worshipers last March, pleaded guilty to all 51 charges of murder Thursday. New Zealand’s worst mass shooting took place on March 15 of last year, when Australian man Brendon Tarrant opened fire on two Christchurch mosques with an automatic weapon, killing 51 people. Tarrant [...]

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US President Donald Trump took official measures Friday to prevent further outbreak of COVID-19 by restricting the southern border of the US. Trump said that the US and Mexico have agreed to temporarily restrict nonessential travel across their shared border in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions, which will begin on [...]

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US lawmakers on both sides of the aisle proposed a bill Wednesday, entitled the “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act,” to restrict goods from China. The legislation, co-sponsored by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Representative James McGovern, would require importers to get certification from the US government stating that their goods were not produced using [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the government cannot force asylum-seekers waiting for hearings to remain in Mexico. The remain in Mexico Policy will be specifically blocked in the states of Arizona and California, states underneath the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction. The court stated that, “evidence also shows that there [...]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed House Bill 1514 into law on Wednesday, prohibiting racial discrimination based on hair. The new law, taking effect July 1, clarifies that discrimination based upon race includes “traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.” The law is identical to [...]

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Hong Kong’s highest court ruled Wednesday that a Housing Authority policy preventing same-sex couples from applying for public housing within the city limits is unconstitutional. The spousal policy specifically excluded same-sex couples who married abroad from obtaining public housing in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Court of Appeals stated that the policy violated the region’s [...]

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