US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Joes Simons on Tuesday announced an investigation into acquisitions made by six large technology companies.  Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are the companies being investigated. They are being asked to provide documents on transactions, mostly involving acquisitions, that happened between January 2010 and December 2019. The purpose of [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced lawsuits Monday against several local and state governments in California, New Jersey and Washington over a private prison ban and laws the administration claims shelter undocumented immigrants. In California, the DOJ is challenging AB 32, which outlaws private detention facilities in the state of California. The DOJ claims [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Maryland and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block a Trump administration rule they claim is designed to make insurance companies stop covering abortions. According to the filing, the Separate-Billing Rule will lead to an increase in premiums, narrow what is covered by health insurance plans and inadvertently cancel [...]

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulated letters to seven voice providers Tuesday, urging them to provide information that can help crack down on foreign robocalls. Robocalls have become a point of concern for many Americans and last year cost consumers $19 million. The FCC hopes that the information provided will allow them to prevent [...]

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The European Parliament voted Wednesday to approve the UK’s Brexit deal. This means that Brexit is officially set to take place on January 31, 2020. The vote passed with 621 votes in favor, 49 against and 13 abstentions. Despite this majority, President David Salossi said, “It deeply saddens me to think that we have come [...]

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President Donald Trump’s defense team rested their case in the Senate impeachment trial Tuesday. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said, “The election is only months away. The American people are entitled to choose their president. Overturning past elections and massively interfering with the upcoming one would cause serious and lasting damage to the people of [...]

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and partners filed suit against the Trump administration Wednesday to force them to propose Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for pangolins. Currently, the US offers ESA protection for one of seven pangolin species that exist, which allows for the trafficking and purchasing of pangolin goods in the US. Pangolins [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday partially overturned former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver’s conviction for corruption. Silver appealed on erroneous jury instructions with regards to three of the counts. The court agreed and reversed on those three counts but affirmed on the other four counts of corruption. In [...]

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Rapper Jay-Z filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Mississippi on behalf of inmates in the state penitentiary. The lawsuit comes in response to inmates’ deaths, which have been happening at an alarming rate. Five inmates have died in the past two weeks and the prison administrators have done nothing to prevent it. Alex Spiro, Jay-Z’s lawyer, [...]

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