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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday announced a global resolution of both criminal and civil investigations into opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, and civil investigations into the Sackler family. In the press release, the DOJ announced that “Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in New Jersey to a three-count felony [...]

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An extensive report released Monday by Human Rights Watch outlined numerous abuses and due process violations in North Korea’s pretrial detention system. HRW stated that its “report is based on interviews and research conducted by Human Rights Watch staff and a consultant between January 2015 and May 2020.” Among those interviewed were “22 North Koreans [...]

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The US Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear South Carolina’s appeal to restrict public funding for Planned Parenthood. The case stems from a 2018 executive order from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, in which he declared that abortion clinics should be excluded from serving as a family planning service and that the South Carolina Department [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Manhattan District Attorney (DA) can obtain President Donald Trump’s tax records. However, this probably will not occur immediately, as the court stayed the enforcement of the subpoena due to an agreement between the Manhattan DA and Trump’s legal team. It is anticipated [...]

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A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that students must be allowed to use locker rooms that align with their gender identity. The appeal stems from a case in which a transgender high school student, referred to as N.H., was threatened discipline should he continue to use the boys’ locker room. N.H. was born female [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed a decision banning large fishing vessels from fishing in a zone around the American Samoa territory. The government of American Samoa filed a federal lawsuit in 2016 stating that the US government shrank the fishing zone around the territory meant for local fishers [...]

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The US House of Representatives voted 406-3 Tuesday to approve HR 6210, known as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which aims to prevent goods made using forced labor from being imported from China to the US. The Act was introduced in the House on March 11 and “imposes various restrictions related to China’s Xinjiang [...]

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The US Department of Justice’s bid to dismiss the charges against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, appears to be a “corrupt and politically motivated favor,” according to a reply brief filed Friday by former federal judge John Gleeson. Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about communications with a [...]

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The US House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced in a press release Tuesday that it is opening an investigation into Fort Hood Army Base following multiple soldier deaths and reports of sexual assault. Rep. Stephen Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, and Rep. Jackie Speier, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Armed [...]

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US District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amit Mehta ruled Friday that the Trump administration should resume issuing diversity visas to immigrants from underrepresented countries. The ruling partially lifted a freeze on a wide range of immigrant and temporary visa processes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The freeze was enacted in June, which [...]

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