The rate of abortion in the US has dropped significantly since the procedure’s legalization in 1973, according to a report released Wednesday. The Guttmacher Institute, the research group responsible for the study, found that the bulk of the decline happened between 2014 and 2017. The states that saw the largest decline were Delaware, Arkansas, West [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed enforcement of a policy that would deny asylum to Central American migrants who pass through another country en route to the US and fail to make a claim for protection there. US District Court Judge Jon Tigar blocked the new rule in July by issuing a nationwide injunction. [...]

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The Vermont House on Thursday passed a bill intended to protect the legality of abortion in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. H.57 passed late Thursday evening by a 106-36 vote, following Wednesday’s six-hour debate on the proposal of the bill. Under the bill, women in Vermont would have access to abortions [...]

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A group of human rights organizations filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday challenging its policy requiring Central American migrants to return to Mexico to wait for their asylum requests to be processed. The Migrant Protection Protocols sought to reduce the amount of families seeking asylum in the US. The American Civil [...]

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A Florida appeals court on Wednesday held that unregulated Bitcoin sales can be prosecuted. This decisions comes three years after a Miami-Dade circuit judge threw out the felony charges brought against Michell Espinoza, a web designer accused of selling $1,500 worth of bitcoins to undercover detectives. Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler ruled that Espinoza could [...]

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Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine proposed legislation Wednesday that would include clergy in the list of mandatory reporters—people who are obligated by law to inform law enforcement of any suspected child abuse or neglect. This bill is a response to recent sexual-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Enactment of this law will require pastors, [...]

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An Argentinian judge on Wednesday initiated the investigation process into Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while he is in Argentina for the G-20 Summit. Federal Judge Ariel Lijo agreed to the Human Rights Watch’s request to determine whether Yemeni and Saudi legal authorities were investigating the prince for crimes against humanity, including his [...]

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Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Sunday confirming that the former president Alan García requested political asylum in the Uruguayan embassy just hours after a judge prohibited him from leaving the country. Garcia allegedly accepted bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company, in exchange for government contracts to build the Metro Line [...]

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