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The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Edward Snowden for publishing a book, Permanent Record, in violation of non-disclosure agreements he had with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA). The complaint alleges that the book was published without first being submitted to the agencies for review. Snowden allegedly [...]

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Con Edison and eight other electric utility companies, as the Power Companies Climate Coalition, announced a petition Monday challenging President Donald Trump’s new Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which replaced Obama’s tougher Clean Power Plan. Con Edison stated that they believe this is “the wrong approach to combating climate change, and will undermine the company’s own [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday heard complaints from Ukraine about Russian involvement in the military coup and subsequent Russian annexation of Crimea. From Feburary 27, 2014, Russia has exercised control over the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Ukraine alleges that there was a practice of killing Ukrainian military and officers of law enforcement [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a “Resolution for Investigative Procedures” into the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. The investigation is looking into “alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration.” Specifically, the resolution cites instances of Trump attempting [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday opened the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council with an update on various human rights situations and the role of climate change. Bachelet stated that climate change affects every region of the world with catastrophic implications. She stated, “storms are rising and tides could [...]

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The Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, released Wednesday, details human rights violations committed in Burundi since their last report in 2018. These violations include some international crimes and are mainly carried out by members of the youth league of the ruling party called the Imbonerakure. A political and economic crisis has [...]

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Former first lady of Guatemala and presidential candidate Sandra Torres was arrested on Monday in her home near Guatemala City for breaking campaign finance rules and for unlawful association. Torres and her political party, National Unity of Hope (UNE), have called the arrest politically motivated. Torres has thrice run unsuccessfully for the presidency of Guatemala. [...]

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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday ordered prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to reconsider her choice to not charge Israel for their raid on a flotilla carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. On May 31, 2010, Israeli Defence Forces attacked a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid, resulting in the death of eight Turks [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday revived a Title VII action against Ford Motor Company alleging a discriminatory hiring scheme excluding Hispanic and Latino individuals. The plaintiffs allege that this discrimination has resulted in a lack of Hispanic and Latino line workers at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant that does not [...]

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The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Monday announced plans to continue to expand marijuana research and confirmed that some products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are now legal. The DEA plans to allow more applications from those who applied to manufacture marijuana for research, and they anticipate that this will increase the variety of marijuana available [...]

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