Amnesty International wrote a letter  to US senators on Monday asking them to postpone the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Amnesty wants to halt the vote  on Kavanaugh’s nomination until information regarding his alleged involvement with human rights violations post 9/11 are disclosed to the public. Amnesty’s Executive Director Margaret Huang wrote: Amnesty [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday filed  a complaint  with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook for violating laws that bar employers from using gender-based discrimination in their employment advertisements. The ACLU, along with Outten & Golden  and the Communication Workers of America (CWA) , filed this complaint on behalf  of three [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday sentenced  former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba  to 12 months in prison and issued a $350,000 fine for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial in 2016. ICC Judge Bertram Schmitt reduced  his sentence to zero after factoring in the time he served [...]

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Five members of a New Mexico compound were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on possession of firearms and conspiracy charges. The indictment alleges that the defendants created a training camp in their Amalia, New Mexico, compound to prepare minors for planned violent attacks on public institutions. The defendants moved from Georgia to New [...]

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The European Commission  on Thursday approved  Apple’s purchase of Shazam, after their six-month long investigation proved the acquisition would not give the tech company an unfair advantage in the music streaming industry. Shazam  is a UK-based music recognition app that listens to a song and relates information about the song and where to listen to it [...]

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A D.C. superior court judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit  brought against Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer. Steele was sued in April by three Russian business magnates for libel, a year after his dossier alleging Russia’s involvement with the Trump campaign was published. Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan claimed  that the contents [...]

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A federal court on Wednesday ruled  that a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s congressional map as unconstitutional can move forward. The lawsuit was filed  in May by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five civic engagement groups and voters from each congressional district in the state. The plaintiffs allege that Ohio’s congressional map violates the [...]

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