Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York ruled on Wednesday that a case against nearly a dozen companies accused of defrauding student loan borrowers could proceed, rejecting a motion for the suit to be dismissed filed by the companies’ attorneys. The suit, brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, claimed that [...]

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The EPA announced on Wednesday that it had finalized a new rule to replace stringent emissions limits imposed under the Obama administration on coal-burning power plants. The new regulation, dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy rule (ACE) by EPA chairman Andrew Wheeler, aims to relax pollution standards from the stringent limits established under the Clean Power [...]

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British Prime Minister Teresa May issued a statement Wednesday committing to passing legislation aimed at reducing the UK’s climate change emissions to net zero by 2050. The UK government has been under increasing pressure to address its role in global climate change in recent weeks, as a series of highly public protests and sit-ins disrupted [...]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a state law prohibiting candidates for state political offices from running as candidates for more than one party in the same election. In April 2016 Christopher Rabb secured the nomination for the Democratic Party’s candidate for state representative in the 200th legislative district. A local third party, the [...]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills on Wednesday signed a bill prohibiting licensed professionals from administering conversion therapy to minors, becoming the seventeenth state in the US to ban the practice. The bill forbids “advertising, offering and administering of therapy designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, also known as conversion therapy, to individuals [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York refused Wednesday to issue a preliminary injunction blocking congressional subpoenas of President Donald Trump’s financial records from two banks connected with the president. The ruling allows subpoenas of Deutushe Bank and Capital One to move forward next week, requiring the banks [...]

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The Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the country’s parliament, approved a bill Friday legalizing same sex-marriage in the country. In May 2017 the country’s highest court, the Judicial Yuan, mandated that the country legalize same-sex marriage within two years. However, a non-binding referendum held in late 2018 showed widespread resistance to marriage [...]

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The Wisconsin State Assembly approved a package of abortion restrictions Wednesday. The Assembly passed a series of six different bills all aimed at stricter regulation of abortion in the state. AB180 requires doctors in the state to inform women undergoing a chemically induced abortion that they can stop the procedure while the first set of [...]

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