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The US Department of Justice (DOJ)  announced Thursday that it has indicted  12 Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) officers for hacking the emails of employees and volunteers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including that of campaign chairman John Podesta. The indictment, approved by Special Prosecute Robert Mueller, charged the officers with conspiracy to commit an offense [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit  ruled  Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  is immune from certain claims brought by passengers alleging wrongdoing. In a 2-1 ruling, the court held that TSA officers are not “investigative or law enforcement officers,” and therefore are protected by federal law against certain tort claims. Citing [...]

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France’s Constitutional Council ruled  Friday that a farmer who aided migrants crossing France’s border with Italy was immune from prosecution because he operated on the principle of “fraternity” during the course of his actions. According to the council, this is the first time they have “held that fraternity is a principle with constitutional value,” citing [...]

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Judge John Mendez of the US District Court for the Eastern District of California  on Wednesday blocked  the enforcement of provisions of California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act  that would have fined employers who consent to immigration enforcement activities not mandated by federal law. The act prohibits employers from providing consent to an immigration officer to “enter any nonpublic [...]

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The former Prime Minister of Malaysia,  Najib Razak, was arrested on Tuesday due to his alleged involvement in theft from a state-owned development company called 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) .  Razak is accused of stealing $700 million dollars from the fund, and the United States Department of Justice alleges that a total of $4.5 billion has been [...]

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East Pittsburgh police  officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with criminal homicide Wednesday after fatally shooting Antwon Rose Jr. on June 19 during a traffic stop. The complaint , filed by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office cited multiple witness reports, a video of the shooting uploaded to various social media outlets, and Rosfeld’s reputation as reasons for [...]

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The US Supreme Court  ruled Wednesday in Janus vs. AFSCME  that public sector unions cannot collect what the court calls “agency fee i.e., a percentage of the full union dues” from non-members. In a 5-4 ruling, the court, citing the First Amendment, held that the payment of agency fees forces nonmembers to “endorse ideas they [...]

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The US Supreme Court  ruled  Tuesday that a regulation requiring crisis pregnancy centers to give women certain information concerning free or low-cost abortion services and disclose if the center was unlicensed to provide medical services was unconstitutional. In a 5-4 ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra , the court decided that the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency [...]

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