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US President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that bans workplace diversity training with certain characteristics for federal contractors, grantees and military. The executive order bans workplace diversity training with the following characteristics: The contractor shall not use any workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or [...]

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The Dutch government announced Friday that the Netherlands would seek to hold Syria accountable for human rights violations of its citizens. The Dutch government further explained that the Assad regime has violated the UN Convention against Torture in its ongoing civil war. In a letter to the Dutch parliament, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok remarked: Today [...]

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TikTok, a Chinese social media company, filed a complaint in federal court in Washington, DC, Friday to block the US ban on TikTok. In its complaint, TikTok requested that the court prevent the enforcement of the ban and declare the ban unlawful and unconstitutional. TikTok cited the following reasons to support the court block enforcement [...]

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments from 2018 referenda. During its 2017-2018 session, the North Carolina General Assembly proposed various amendments to the state constitution to be put on the 2018 ballot. Voters passed two of these amendments. One amendment lowered the maximum North Carolina income tax rate from [...]

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Human rights organizations signed an open letter Tuesday declaring China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province a genocide. The letter cited a November 2019 UN report that raised concerns over “increasing practices of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards … within an increasingly securitized environment, particularly for designated minorities, [...]

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Iranian officials wrestler executed Navid Afkari Saturday for his alleged involvement with a murder of a security agent during August 2018 against Iran’s Shiite theocracy. The execution followed after Iran televised Afkari’s confession last week. International human rights advocates suspect that the confession was coerced because the confession resembled those found in a report by [...]

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Several Pennsylvania bar exam applicants published a letter to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection Wednesday requesting an investigation into ExamSoft, the software being used to administer the upcoming October bar exam. The applicants expressed concerns that recent data breaches resulted from fundamental security flaws within the ExamSoft site. The applicants also allege that ExamSoft [...]

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G7 foreign ministers condemned the poisoning of Alexei Navalny Wednesday. The statement comes after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Tuesday for an independent Russian investigation into the poisoning. The G7 foreign ministers plan to follow the investigation efforts closely. Bachelet remarked: The number of cases of poisoning, or other forms of [...]

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