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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief notice of dismissal Monday, dropping a lawsuit to block SB 822, California’s net neutrality law. SB 822 was designed to restore the net neutrality protections afforded by the Open Internet Order, an Obama-era order that was repealed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under former then-president Donald [...]

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Uighur women detained in Chinese “re-education” camps in Xinjiang have been systematically raped, abused and tortured, according to a detailed report by the BBC Wednesday. The report told the stories of women who were held, tortured and abused in the Xinjiang “re-education” camps. One of the women who was held for nine months in Xinjiang, [...]

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California resident John DeMarr was charged in a complaint unsealed Monday by the US Department of Justice for allegedly participating in a cryptocurrency and securities fraud scheme. The complaint, originally filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) on January 29, charged DeMarr with one count of conspiracy to [...]

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The German Federal Court of Justice, der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), ruled Thursday that war crimes committed abroad can be tried in the German courts. The decision comes from a case involving an officer in the Afghan army who was accused of coercion, mistreatment of three captured Taliban fighters, and desecrating the body of a Taliban commander [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced an investigation Monday to determine whether any former or current DOJ employees sought to alter the results of the 2020 presidential election. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz said that the investigation “will encompass all relevant allegations that may arise that are within [...]

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The Right Honorable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada, will serve as interim Governor General after Julie Payette stepped down Thursday following months of allegations of a toxic workplace in Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General. The allegations leveled against Payette and the Secretary to the Governor General, Assunta Di Lorenzo, were first [...]

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A group of independent UN experts released a statement Monday condemning the violent riots on Capitol Hill that were intended to disrupt the formal counting of the electoral votes on January 6. The statement called for a peaceful return to American democratic principles that have been challenged since the November 3 election, which had no [...]

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The US Department of State once again designated Cuba as a state that sponsors terrorism Monday. In 2015, the Obama administration removed Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, which currently includes North Korea, Iran and Syria. In a press statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the State Department accused Cuba of “repeatedly [...]

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In a speech accepting the nomination for Attorney General from President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday, Merrick Garland condemned the riots on Capitol Hill and underscored the importance of the rule of law as the foundation for American democracy. Attorney General-designate Garland is currently a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule Tuesday that limits the use of scientific research that does not make public all data collected from the study. The new regulation, titled Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information, does not automatically disallow the use of any data from [...]

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