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The California Department of Public Health, along with the State Department of Industrial Relations, released industry guidance on Monday for the reopening of places of worship and providers of religious services and cultural ceremonies. The 13-page document outlines protections that places of worship should implement if they choose to resume in-person activity. Attendance at places [...]

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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced on Thursday that the United States will be submitting notice of its withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies on Friday, May 22, 2020. Secretary Pompeo noted reasons for the US withdraw were that Russia “has undermined central confidence-building function of the Treaty – and has, in fact, [...]

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A federal judge on Monday denied requests by defendants to stay proceedings in a civil case in which President Donald Trump, three of his children and his company are accused of participating in a scheme to defraud investors. The civil complaint, brought by unnamed plaintiffs who were among a potential class of plaintiffs, alleges that [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court injunction on Monday that blocked a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cap on education-related benefits that member colleges may offer students playing Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football and Division I basketball. The decision stemmed from an appeal and cross-appeal from [...]

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A federal judge entered an order on Monday allowing various banks to release confidential information to the Warmbier family about several frozen North Korean accounts to aid the family with collecting on a $500 million judgment for the 2017 death of Otto Warmbier. North Korea was found liable in December 2018 for the torture, hostage-taking, [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously overturned the convictions of two former New Jersey politicians involved in the 2013 scheme to create a traffic-jam along the one of the nation’s busiest bridges, ultimately known as “Bridgegate.” Former Chief of Staff for Governor Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly, and former Deputy Executive Director for the [...]

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The US Department of Education issued final regulations on Wednesday impacting the ways in which schools covered under Title IX respond to incidents involving alleged sexual abuse and misconduct. The regulations significantly narrow the definition of sexual assault, require that all schools respond “promptly and supportively” to alleged victims of sexual harassment, and provide requirements [...]

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The Cyberspace Solarium Commission released a 122 page report on Wednesday via livestream aimed at creating a “layered cyber deterrence” to defend the US against cyber attacks. “The U.S. government is currently not designed to act with the speed and agility necessary to defend the country in cyberspace,” the report asserted. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission [...]

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