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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Monday rejected an appeal from Pfizer Inc. after the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said that Pfizer’s plan to cover patients’ copays for its heart failure medications violated US law. The medications cost an estimated $13,000 per year, with many patients who need them [...]

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US President Joe Biden Tuesday signed an executive order to deter and punish wrongful detention of US citizens abroad. The order allows US government agencies to impose sanctions and other measures to try to ensure US citizens will not be wrongfully detained. Biden highlighted particular organizations against which the order is intended to protect US [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday announced that rideshare app Uber will pay more than $2 million and waive wait time fees for disabled passengers to settle allegations that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). DOJ initiated a lawsuit in November 2021 over allegations that Uber charged disabled passengers wait time [...]

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The City of San Francisco Tuesday reached a $58 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and AbbVie’s Allergan unit over claims that the companies fueled an opioid epidemic in the city. San Francisco alleged that pharmaceutical manufacturers such as Teva and AbbVie’s Allergan “fueled a widespread surge of opioid-related addiction and overdoes in San Francisco, [...]

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres Monday announced that the UN will investigate the killing and wounding of children in Ukraine, Ethiopia, and Mozambique over the coming year. The UN Secretary General Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict is released each year and details the amount of children affected by violent global conflicts. According [...]

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Ukraine’s richest man Monday filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights against Russia for “grievous violations of his property rights during Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine.” Rinat Akhmetov, a Ukrainian businessman who owns much of the country’s manufacturing infrastructure, claims he has lost billions of dollars in business since Russia’s invasion began [...]

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The White House Tuesday announced that the US has decided to limit its use of anti-personnel landmines. The decision aligns the US with many other nations around the world who have made similar prohibitions on the production and use of anti-personnel landmines. While other nations ratified the 1997 Ottawa Convention on arms limitations, the US [...]

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The Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday released a decision in United States v. Washington. The case concerns important issues regarding worker’s rights, the supremacy clause, and mootness. The case revolves around a 2018 Washington state worker’s compensation law which applied to certain federal workers performing cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site. Hanford was [...]

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United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken Monday announced visa restriction for 93 individuals believed to have undermined democracy in Nicaragua following President Daniel Ortega reelection. The US State Department labeled the election a “sham.” Ortega has consistently been accused of committing human rights violations, including jailing political dissenters and cracking down on free press. [...]

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The Wikimedia Foundation Monday released a statement about their appeal of a Russian court ruling which held that the site committed an administrative offense. In March, a Moscow court fined the foundation approximately $65,000 USD for refusing to remove Wikipedia articles on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The court ruled that the articles were “disinformation” [...]

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