The House Committee on Natural Resources sent the World Wide Fund’s US branch a demand letter on Monday requesting internal documents for an ongoing investigation that seeks to determine if the US government funded anti-poaching organizations that committed human rights violations. A BuzzFeed investigation revealed that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world’s [...]

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US District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday declined President Donald Trump’s motion to put a case challenging his business dealings with foreign governments on hold while it goes through the appeals process. The Trump administration appealed Sullivan’s decision to allow Democratic lawmakers to obtain Trump’s financial records to verify whether his administration has violated the [...]

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Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an independent investigation into the detention and death of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. After collapsing during his trial, the Egyptian President was pronounced dead on Monday. The cause of death was a heart attack, but family and [...]

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Russian President Vladmir Putin has signed a new law that would impose fines for the distribution of unauthorized foreign print media. Under the new law, media publications must obtain a permit and register their media outlet with Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor. Committee to Protect Journalists Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Gulnoza Said criticized the [...]

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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed separate lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday to challenge their recent Final Conscience Rule that protects health workers from providing abortions if they have religious objections. In Planned Parenthood’s complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the Department’s rule is a violation of [...]

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