New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a directive Monday ordering state health insurance to waive the costs associated with coronavirus testing, “including emergency room, urgent care and office visits.” Cuomo made the announcement on Twitter, emphasizing that cost should not be a barrier to those seeking to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus. He elaborated [...]

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A German court on Saturday ordered a temporary halt in the clearing of thousands of trees to make room for a Tesla development site in a forest southeast of Berlin. The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg ruled that they must first consider the appeal from Green League Brandenburg, an environmental association. The League filed an [...]

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A bill drastically reducing penalties for simple possession of marijuana passed the Virginia House of Delegates on Monday by a 64-34 vote with bipartisan support. The bill, which has the support of Governor Ralph Northam, would scrap criminal charges for possession and replace them with minor fines. Currently, simple possession of Marijuana in Virginia can [...]

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Rodrigo Duterte’s government moved on Monday to strip ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest media group, of its franchise. The move has been criticized as the worst yet in a series of attacks on press freedom by the country’s government. Jose Calida, the Philippine solicitor general, filed a complaint accusing ABS-CBN Corp. and a subsidiary of violating [...]

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A report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday says that at least 138 Salvadorans deported from the US since 2013 were subsequently killed, usually within a year of reentry. The report also identifies more than 70 instances of deportees facing sexual violence, torture or other abuse. The deaths were confirmed through official records, [...]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on charges of corruption on Tuesday, after he withdrew a request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution. The charges were filed while Netanyahu was in Washington meeting with US President Donald Trump ahead of the release of the President’s Israel-Palestine plan. In a Facebook statement, Netanyahu said that [...]

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that key figures of Thailand’s opposition political party, Future Forward, were not guilty of seeking to overthrow the country’s monarchy. The charges were based on social media posts and academic publications made by the members before the party was founded. The members were also charged with being linked with [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday, the first conducted in 2020. The first case, Lucky Brand Dungarees v. Marcel Fashions Group, asks whether, when a plaintiff raises new claims, a defendant can raise new defenses that were not actually litigated in any prior cases between the parties. The US Court [...]

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