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France refused Monday to ratify a 2017 extradition treaty with Hong Kong following China’s enactment of a controversial new national security law in the region, which French officials claim “calls into question the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.” French officials announced that “in light of the most recent developments, as things stand, France will not [...]

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New Jersey District Judge Esther Salas called for better protection of the privacy and safety of judges in a video statement released Monday describing the tragic killing of her son, who died protecting his parents from a gunman who was targeting Salas. The shooting happened on Sunday, July 19, while Salas and her son Daniel [...]

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Monday signed into law a bill requiring all police in the state to wear body cameras and prohibiting the use of chokeholds. The bipartisan legislation passed unanimously by the state’s General Assembly makes illegal “the use of any maneuver on a person that applies pressure to the neck, throat, windpipe, or carotid [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a number of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, reversing several lower court decisions. Judge Easterbrook explained in the opinion, in which Judges Kanne and Sykes joined, that the district court incorrectly held that the laws produced a disparate impact on [...]

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An African-American Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter filed a discrimination claim against her employer on Tuesday alleging that she was prevented “from covering major stories involving race based protests and demonstrations because of her race.” Alexis Johnson, represented by employment law attorney Samuel Cordes, filed claims in federal court after the local newspaper removed Johnson from covering [...]

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The US Supreme court declined on Monday to hear 10 cases seeking to overturn restrictions on gun ownership, disappointing some conservative critics. The 10 cases, spanning six circuits, five states and the District of Columbia, all sought to expand gun owners’ rights under the Second Amendment. The denial may signal a reluctance by the conservative [...]

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday proposed a record $225 million fine against a Houston, Texas-based health insurance telemarketing company for apparently making approximately 1 billion illegally spoofed robocalls. The record-breaking fine represents the largest fine in the FCC’s 86-year history and reflects “the seriousness of the apparent violations by John C. Spiller [...]

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