The Trump administration announced a new definition of “waters of the United States” at the EPA on Tuesday. The term’s new meaning will primarily limit the federal government’s regulation of waterways under the Clean Water Act to major waterways, their tributaries, and adjacent wetlands. This proposal follows the 2017 Executive Order “On Restoring the Rule [...]

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced on Tuesday that it would challenge the constitutionality of legislation that sent striking Canada Post employees back to work. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government introduced Bill C-89 after five weeks of rotating strikes by postal workers. The bill, which the CUPW alleges will lead to thousands [...]

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The California Building Standards Commission approved a new rule Thursday requiring that all homes built in California after 2020 have the capacity to produce and process solar energy. The rule was first announced in May but faced backlash due to cost concerns as it could raise the average price of a new home in California [...]

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Several fraternities and sororities at Harvard University sued the school on Monday for discrimination against their organizations. “The University … conducted a multi-year campaign to eliminate single-sex groups from campus life,” alleges the complaint. “Dean Khurana … excoriated as sexists, compared them to terrorists, and labeled them as traitors.” In a letter published during the [...]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka last month, has been barred from taking office by a Colombo court’s order on Monday. The Appeals Court asked that he reappear by December 12 with justification for his taking office since Parliament voted against him twice and announced that no cabinet could function under him if [...]

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Australian Federal Police are investigating several SAS (Australian Special Forces) soldiers for allegedly committing war crimes in Afghanistan during Australia’s 12-year military involvement in the conflict. SAS insiders told the Sydney Morning Herald that “horrendous things” had occurred in Afghanistan. “Some just disgraceful things happened,” said the insider. “It was pretty much kept under wraps.” [...]

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