A federal judge in Seattle decided  Monday to extend a preliminary injunction effectively forbidding a Texan gun-rights activist from publishing plans for untraceable 3D printed firearms. The injunction prevents the federal government from implementing a settlement agreement it had reached in June with Cody Wilson, the activist who intended to publish the plans, that would [...]

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Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday by the Seoul High Court in connection with corruption charges and bribes from companies such as Samsung. This ruling extends the former president’s prison sentence by an additional year and increases Park’s fines by 2 billion won for a total [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe ruled  on Friday that the July presidential election results, which saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first election victory, were valid. The challenge to the results was brought by the opposition MDC Alliance who nominated Nelson Chamisa for the presidency. The court ruled that it could not change the presidential election results because [...]

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Former US intelligence contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to 63 months in prison on Thursday after she accepted a plea deal  with federal prosecutors in June. Winner pleaded guilty to charges  of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. In May 2017 Winner kept a classified National Security Agency report concerning a Russian cyberattack [...]

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Inmates across the US began a planned 19-day strike on Tuesday in protest of  poor conditions, no-to-low pay for work and racist prison administration. The strike, set to take place in 17 states, was organized by many groups, including Jailhouse Lawyers Speak , an organization made up of incarcerated prisoner rights advocates. Those participating in the strike [...]

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A grand jury report  released by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Tuesday found that the Roman Catholic Church covered up more than 1,000 sexual abuse allegations against more than 300 priests across six Pennsylvania dioceses. The report comprised the findings of the Fortieth statewide investigating grand jury , a grand jury convened in  2016 by [...]

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The European Court of Justice  ruled  Wednesday that genome editing, a process when DNA in a living thing is altered, is a form of genetic engineering. A French agricultural union and eight environmental groups challenged a French policy that did not regard genome editing as a form of genetic engineering and sought to compel the French [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Intel’s subsidiary Altera Corporation, reversing a decision by the US Tax Court . The court considered whether the IRS exceeded the authority given to them by the Administrative Procedure Act  by compelling Altera and [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit  ruled  2-1 Tuesday that the Second Amendment  includes the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense purposes. The Ninth Circuit said that Hawaii’s license to carry statute  unconstitutionally restricted the plaintiff’s Second Amendment rights because it limited open carry privileges to anyone who “is [...]

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The European Commission  announced on Tuesday that it has fined  ASUS, Phillips, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer a total of €111 million (USD $129 million) in four separate cases for online price fixing in violation of EU competition regulations. The manufacturers are accused of compelling online retailers to offer their products at a minimum price under threats of [...]

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