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Three groups filed suit against the Trump administration on Friday in federal court over the administration’s use of funds allocated to the Department of Defense for border wall construction. The Trump administration has announced its plan to use $3.6 billion in military construction funds and $2.5 billion in other military funds for wall construction. The [...]

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Lee Boyd Malvo, who was sentenced to multiple life-without-parole sentences for his involvement in the 2003 DC Sniper murders, asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss his appeal Monday following a newly-passed Virginia law allows parole boards to consider Malvo for early release. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the bill into law Monday. The bill [...]

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Wells Fargo has entered into a $3 billion agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) in an investigation over fraudulent sales practices. In return, the DOJ and SEC have agreed to drop criminal charges and resolve a pending civil investigation. The investigations uncovered millions [...]

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A Cairo Criminal Court acquitted two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak of stock exchange manipulation Friday. The court acquitted six other individuals of the same charges. Officials arrested Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, in September of 2018 as part of an ongoing stock exchange manipulation investigation that began in 2012. An Egyptian court [...]

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware federal district court Tuesday. The bankruptcy filing comes after recent sexual abuse allegations against BSA members. In January Abused in Scouting, a group dedicated to seeking relief for sexual abuse victims previously in the Boy Scouts, filed a suit against the [...]

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A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted nine of 16 individuals on charges related to organizing the 2013 Gezi Park protests. Among the acquitted were architects, a journalist, lawyers, actors and Osman Kavala, a Turkish businessman and philanthropist who served two years in prison prior to the trial. The entire group faced the collective possibility of [...]

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The West Virginia Senate approved the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Monday.  HB4007, mandates that doctors preserve the life of a baby born during a failed abortion. Physicians who fail to preserve such lives would be subjected to losing their medical licenses. This bill considers a baby “born alive” as the following: “Born alive” [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday announced the state’s plans to sue the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to the new policy blocking New York residents from enrolling in the Trusted Travelers Programs. In her press release, James criticized the Trump administration policy: We plan to take legal action and sue [...]

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