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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with the Secretary of State and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on Monday extended nonessential land border travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico by an additional 30 days. This means that the restrictions will remain in place through August 21. Noting the continued spread of the COVID-19 [...]

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The Public Health Agency of Canada announced Monday the easing of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals starting August 9 for US citizens and permanent residents, and September 7 for other foreign nationals. All travelers are required to be fully vaccinated by Canadian standards at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Acceptable vaccines by Canadian [...]

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday granted Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) a temporary restraining order (TRO) requiring domain registrars to disable service on the malicious “homoglyph” domains identified in Appendix A to Microsoft’s complaint. Microsoft confirmed receipt of the order on Monday. The court further ordered the domain registrars to place [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a seven-count indictment in federal court on Tuesday against Thomas Barrack, a campaign adviser to former President Donald Trump and the chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee. Matthew Grimes from Aspen and UAE national Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi were also charged. All three men have been charged with acting [...]

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The US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana Monday denied a motion for preliminary injunction against Indiana University’s mandate that all students get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus in the fall. The injunction request was filed by eight students from Indiana University representing a variety of different backgrounds and age groups. The [...]

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The US District Court for the District of Arizona Friday ordered the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Recovery (ADC) to trial for failure to make agreed-upon progress toward prison healthcare reforms. The case against ADC was initially filed in 2012 by 15 people incarcerated in Arizona facilities on behalf of all the other inmates. Among [...]

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The Supreme Court of India Friday ordered the state of Uttar Pradesh to reconsider its planned Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage amid fears of a third COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The Uttar Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) had initially ordered its officers to direct the “Kanwar Sanghs,” which are essentially religious congregations, to not proceed with [...]

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Belarus authorities raided the homes and offices of independent news outlets, journalists, and human rights activists for a third consecutive day on Friday, widening the nation’s crackdown on President Alexander Lukashenko‘s political opponents. According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Viasna Human Rights Center, authorities had searched the apartments and offices of at [...]

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Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a pro-Kurdish politician, human rights activist, and member of the People’s Democratic Party, regained membership in the Turkish parliament Friday. Gergerlioğlu retained his parliamentary membership until his two-and-a-half year prison sentence became final in March. However, earlier this month, the Constitutional Court of Turkey ruled that Gergerlioğlu’s imprisonment on terrorism charges was [...]

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