Indiana’s Senate Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of a hate crime bill after a three-hour hearing that featured testimony in support of the bill by several of Indiana’s more prominent corporate citizens, including the Indiana Pacers basketball team, the Indianapolis Colts football team, Eli Lilly and Co., Anthem Healthcare and the Indiana Chamber of [...]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Monday granted review and invited the submission of briefs regarding whether the agency can exercise jurisdiction over charter schools under Section 14(c)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The outcome could alter previous decisions by NLRB in two 2016 cases, involving Hyde Leadership Charter School, in Brooklyn, New York, and Pennsylvania [...]

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ArchCity Defenders, a non-profit civil rights law firm in St. Louis, Missouri, brought a class action lawsuit Monday for violation of the Fourteenth Amendment rights to equal protection and due process, alleging that current policies and practices in St. Louis jail individuals based on poverty. The suit was brought on behalf of David Dixon, Jeffrey Rozelle, [...]

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The German Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime and the Federal Criminal Police Office announced Tuesday that they have arrested a 20-year-old German citizen suspected to have hacked and released the personal and financial data of hundreds of German public figures, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with members of their respective political parties. [...]

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The Iraqi Cabinet announced that it has amended the national holiday laws to add Christmas Day as a national holiday in Iraq. Iraq had been home to over some 1.4 million Christians before the Iraq civil war. That number has dropped to approximately 400,000 due to the increased religious persecution during the height of the [...]

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Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the parents of Otto Warmbier against North Korea on Monday. Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student died days after being released from North Korean custody, following a 17-month detention. The court found North Korea liable for [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that Vice Media (Vice) must hand over information its journalist Ben Makuch gathered from suspected terrorist and Canadian citizen Farah Mohamed Shirdon, who left Canada allegedly to join the Islamic State (IS) group. The case concerned three articles written by Makuch in 2014 based on conversations he had with Shirdon detailing [...]

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The UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) on Tuesday fined Uber £385,000 and €600,000, respectively, over a 2016 data breach that exposed the sensitive data of more than 57 million of its users worldwide. According to UK officials, between October 13 and November 15, 2016, Uber’s four UK affiliates (Uber [...]

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The Court of Justice of the European Union on Monday threw out a challenge to Brexit brought by 13 British citizens now residing in EU member countries. They were asking the court to nullify the decision of the EU to begin negotiations on Brexit because they and other expatriates, numbering over a million, were denied the [...]

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