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The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday in support of the Uyghur Muslim minority in China. The bill would require the president to make a report to Congress regarding China’s crackdown on the Uyghurs and other minorities in the region. The report would identify persons responsible for the crackdown, whether they are officials with [...]

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Representatives passed the largest relief package in U.S. history on Friday. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act authorizes more than $3 trillion in new spending, including aid to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as additional $1200 payments directly to [...]

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The Delaware Court of Chancery issued a ruling on Friday holding that the property tax system in all three Delaware counties is unconstitutional. In a suit filed two years ago, two plaintiffs, Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP State Conference for Branches, claimed that public schools across the state failed to provide adequate education [...]

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The Supreme Court continued oral arguments by conference call on Wednesday, hearing both Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania and Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants Inc. The first case involves the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control mandate, which requires employers to provide health insurance that includes [...]

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United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights Yanghee Lee on Wednesday called for investigations into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by the Myanmar military against civilian populations in the Rakhine and Chin states. Lee said that the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar military, has ramped up military operations over the last several weeks [...]

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President Trump signed a fourth coronavirus relief bill on Friday following its passage by the House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 266, The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, provides an additional $484 billion in emergency supplemental funding for programs aimed at buoying up businesses hit by the pandemic, as well as money [...]

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Kim Traynor

The parliament of Scotland introduced a bill on Friday to modernize hate crimes laws, including a section that would abolish the crime of blasphemy. The purpose of the proposed legislation is “to modernise, consolidate and extend existing hate crime law,” updating the list of protected characteristics, including for the first time adding age to the [...]

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