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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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that New Jersey’s ban on large-capacity magazines (LCMs), defined as magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, is permitted under the Second Amendment. New Jersey passed a law in 2018 that made it illegal to possess LCMs. Upon enactment, the plaintiffs filed [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that Keith Nelson, who was convicted in 2001 of the rape and murder of 10-year-old Pamela Butler, has been executed. Nelson was pronounced dead at 4:32 PM EDT by the Vigo County Coroner. In October 1999 Nelson told an acquaintance that he wanted to kidnap, rape, torture [...]

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A Chinese national was charged Friday with destroying a hard drive during an FBI investigation into possible involvement with the transfer of sensitive software to China. The US Department of Justice said that Guan Lei, a 29-year-old Chinese national and researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint [...]

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The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a plan Tuesday to address climate change. In its press release, the Senate Democrats stated that “the new report—which comes after dozens of hearings, meetings, and input from experts, labor unions, mayors, environmental justice leaders, and native communities, among others—details how bold climate action from [...]

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