Wall Street billionaire Jeffrey Epstein entered a not guilty plea to new sex trafficking charges brought against him in the Southern District of New York Monday. Epstein was arrested Saturday on charges pursuant to a new grand jury indictment, which contained one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking. The indictment [...]

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The spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that the Secretary-General is encouraged by the agreement between the Forces of Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council in Sudan. The agreement was brokered by the African Union and Ethiopia to bring peace and stability to the country. Sudan has been in upheaval since [...]

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US Federal District Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Central District of California ordered the federal government and plaintiffs of a class action suit to mediation Friday to remedy conditions at migrant children detention centers. The order comes as part of a class action suit filed on behalf of 80 children currently held in detention [...]

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a new budget bill Friday which included a prohibition on regulation of single-use plastics by municipalities. The bill, SB 712, had the provisions added late Wednesday in an attempt to force the Governor’s hand or risk losing a $34 billion budget. The three paragraph amendment delegates the Independent Fiscal Office [...]

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted Wednesday to reinstate the Russian delegation to the Assembly despite criticism over human rights abuses. Russia’s voting rights had been stripped in 2014 in response to the Russian Federation’s annexation of Crimea. Russia in turn paid only one-third of its membership dues that year and has [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a Tennessee law that required applicants wishing to sell alcohol to maintain Tennessee residency. Tennessee currently imposes demanding residential requirements for anyone looking to participate in the distribution of alcohol in the state. Tennessee requires individuals seeking a liquor license to be in-state residence for at least two [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a mandatory minimum sentence issued at revocation of supervised release based on a new crime without a jury trial is unconstitutional. United States v. Haymond addresses the case of Andre Haymond, who was originally convicted on charges of possessing child pornography. Haymond served 38 months in prison and [...]

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