A class action lawsuit on behalf of New York City’s houseless families was filed against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration on Tuesday for their failure to provide stable internet to city shelters. This suit comes within days of the city’s announcement that any in-person education would be suspended amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases. Local [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Monday that Texas and Louisiana are allowed to exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid programs. The decision overturned a lower court ruling that prevented states from banning Medicaid coverage for Planned Parenthood patients. The case to disqualify Planned Parenthood was first brought in 2015 when [...]

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign withdrew their federal lawsuit in Michigan on Thursday, claiming they had already accomplished their goal of preventing vote certification in favor of President-elect Joe Biden. But that was not actually the case. The Michigan election lawsuit argued the vote should not be certified based on claims by Republican poll watchers [...]

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The Solomon Islands government announced a plan on Monday to temporarily ban residents from using Facebook. Prime minister Manasseh Sogavare and communication and civil aviation minister Peter Agovaka said the ban intends to curtail “abusive language” and “character assassination” of government officials. In 2019 residents used Facebook to organize protests against Sogavare’s election. Agovaka also cited [...]

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Peru’s interim President, Manuel Merino, stepped down Sunday after less than a week in office. Merino was appointed on November 9 to replace popular leader Martín Vizcarra, who was impeached by the legislature last week for “moral incapacity.” Legislators accused Vizcarra of giving out government construction contracts in exchange for bribes while he was governor of Peru’s Moquegua [...]

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Italy’s lower house of parliament passed a bill Wednesday that extends anti-discrimination protection to women, disabled people and members of the LGBTQ+ community, making violence against these groups a hate crime. Existing hate crime legislation only protects people from racial, religious and ethnic discrimination. Under this law, people convicted of hate crimes against these newly [...]

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