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US District Judge Fred Biery on Wednesday blocked an initiative led by Acting Texas Secretary of State David Whitley to flag registered Texas voters suspected of being non-citizens. In January the Texas Secretary of State’s office issued an election advisory that conferred with the Department of Public Safety records to confirm Texas voters’ citizenship status. This [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday focused on closing loopholes in the current background check process by requiring that all firearm sales include a background check. Current gun control law only mandates that licensed gun dealers conduct background checks for individuals wanting to buy a firearm. The Bipartisan Background Check Act, passed [...]

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Sunday the relocation of the US’ Futenma Airbase to Henoko would continue despite a referendum vote opposing the move. The Okinawa prefecture held a referendum vote on whether the US military base should relocate to from Ginowan to Henoko. After the final count on Sunday, approximately 70 percent of [...]

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The Trump administration issued a rule through the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday to limit federal funding for health clinics that provide abortion referrals and services. The rule makes changes to the Title X Public Health Service Act by prohibiting abortion as a method of family planning and preventing Title X funds [...]

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Facebook “intentionally and knowingly” violated UK data privacy and competition laws, according to a report Monday released Monday by the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The UK lawmakers conducted an 18-month investigation focused on online companies like Facebook’s role in spreading disinformation. The report specifically singles out Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s contempt [...]

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Thirteen same-sex couples filed lawsuits across four districts in Japan Thursday alleging that the country’s denial of same-sex marriage is a violation of the Constitution. During a news conference and march to the Tokyo District court, one of the plaintiffs, Kenji Aiba, explained that they are seeking ¥1 million in compensation and damages for emotional distress [...]

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The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it had reached a settlement agreement with Antero Corporation for their improper disposal into waterways violating Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection filed a complaint against the company for their hydraulic fracking projects that impacted [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Thursdayupheld a ruling that Georgia’s electronic voting system poses a security risk and would potentially deny voters due process under the Fourteenth amendment. The plaintiffs brought an action against the state for their use of direct record electronic (DRE) machines for the midterm elections in [...]

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