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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court finding Thursday that Maddoff investors who profited must pay back their earnings, even if they were not aware of the Ponzi scheme. The investors involved were people who, at the time of the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, received [...]

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The US State Department announced new sanctions on Iran Thursday. The sanctions are against Judges Mohammad Soltani and Seyyed Mahmoud Sadati, who sit on the Iran Revolutionary Court, and Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad, and Orumiyeh Prison in Orumiyeh City. The judges and prisons are accused of violating Section 106 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday that more than 300 have been arrested and are facing federal charges in connection with the racial justice protests that have sprung up across the US since May. The protests began in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minnesota. [...]

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The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced Thursday that new charges will be brought against former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and co-conspirator David Correia. They are being charged with wire fraud, soliciting money from foreign nationals for state and federal elections, and aiding and abetting foreign nationals in donating [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Pittsburgh police officer who slammed an unarmed Black teen into a wall is not entitled to qualified immunity. The case arose in 2013 when the El brothers were stopped by Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant Reyne Kacsuta outside of a convenience store on the [...]

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Amnesty International has called on Uganda to reverse its social media licensing and taxing process, which it contends is a violation of freedom of expression. This comes after the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) issued a notice that all persons who wish to use social media must be licensed by October 5th. This is the latest [...]

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A coalition of seven American cities submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request Wednesday to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) for records pertaining to Executive Order 13933 and the deployment of federal agents to US cities. Executive Order 13933 permits the attorney general and the secretary of Homeland Security [...]

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Apple Inc. has filed a countersuit against Epic Games Inc., the creator of the popular Fortnite franchise. Epic Games originally brought suit against Apple on August 13, alleging unfair practices and anti-competitiveness claims. These claims stem from the 30% tax that is charged to software companies who sell their “in-game” upgrades/purchases through the Apple App [...]

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Iranian authorities committed widespread human rights violations during the 2019 protests, according to a report published Wednesday by Amnesty International. The protests followed a hike in fuel prices. In response to protests, the government reportedly caused hundreds of deaths with deliberate use of lethal force, in addition to 7,000 arrests. The report found widespread human [...]

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