The US and Japan signed a trade agreement Monday that will eliminate or reduce tariffs on certain agricultural and industrial products “to enhance bilateral trade in a robust, stable, and mutually beneficial manner” between the two countries. Japan’s commitment includes elimination or reduction of tariffs on an additional $7.2 billion of US food and agricultural [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit Thursday in the US District Court for the District of Arizona, seeking compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of immigrant children and parents “cruelly and inhumanely separated from each other in Arizona and at other places along the United States’ southern border by the [...]

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Republican Representative Doug Collins, Ranking Member of the US House Judiciary Committee, submitted an amicus brief in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday asserting that the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry has no legal basis. In the brief, Collins is asking the court to deny the committee’s application for an order authorizing the [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Arizona does not have to provide death-row inmates with detailed information regarding the drugs to be used in their executions and the qualifications of execution team members. Plaintiffs are seven Arizona death-row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, a non-profit organization [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Tuesday that the Nigerian military has been arbitrarily detaining thousands of children, some as young as five years old, for suspected involvement with the Islamist armed group Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram. According to HRW, the military often arrests or detains children based on [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Tofurky Co. on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Arkansas Bureau of Standards challenging a new law (Act 501)that prohibits the labeling of plant-based meat alternatives as “meat” or related terms like “beef,” “pork,” “roast,” “sausage” and “burger.” Plaintiffs allege that Act 501 “is a restriction on commercial [...]

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