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The State Bar of California Thursday filed a notice of disciplinary charges against attorney John Eastman for his involvement with former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election. In the notice, Chief Trial Counsel George Cardona stated that Eastman violated his obligation under section 6068 of the state bar’s Business and Profession Code, [...]

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A US District Court for the District of Columbia jury Monday found four members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers guilty of seditious conspiracy and other charges related to the January 6 breach of the US Capitol. Roberto Minuta, Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel and Edward Vallejo, all leaders and associates of the Oath [...]

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Monday urged Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to immediately reopen the Lachin Corridor to commercial traffic in an effort to reach a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The corridor has been blocked by Azerbaijani protestors since December 12, 2022. During a phone call with Aliyev, Blinken pressed that the [...]

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A US federal judge Thursday ordered former president Donald Trump and his lead attorney Alina Habba to pay more than $937,000 in sanctions over a suit brought against Hillary Clinton in March 2022. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued the sanctions on the basis that Trump’s [...]

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A group of environmental activist groups Thursday filed a petition in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the review of the US Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) decision to license the Sea Port Oil Terminal located off the coast of Texas. The deepwater terminal is projected to expand oil-production in an oil-rich region of [...]

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg Tuesday was one of many protestors detained by police in Lützerath, Germany during demonstrations against the town’s demolition for the expansion of a nearby coal mine. The detainment of Thunberg and other activists is part of an ongoing battle between climate activists and local police that began on January 15. [...]

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Two New York City Hospitals Thursday reached tentative contract agreements with striking nurses in a move that ended a three day strike. Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the leadership of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and that patient care resumed early Thursday morning. The [...]

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The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina Columbia Division Wednesday decided that a First Amendment lawsuit filed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) over the state’s prohibition against data scraping may proceed. Judge Mary Geiger Lewis denied a motion to dismiss filed by South Carolina State [...]

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Tuesday announced an end to certain restrictions on international arrivals posed by the country’s “zero-COVID” policies that have been in place since 2020. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin outlined a six-part set of procedures that will be effective starting January 8. Inbound travelers will [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Friday ruled that employees who work for US-based companies overseas are not protected by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which protects employees of publicly traded companies who report illegal activity by their employers. Christopher Garvey, an overseas employee of US-based corporation Morgan Stanley, brought the case against [...]

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