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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday explicitly providing civil rights protections to Jewish students on college campuses. The move comes as incidents of anti-Semitism are on the rise. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin at institutions receiving federal [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases concerning international child abduction and capital punishment Wednesday. Monasky v. Taglieri is a case between Michelle Monasky, an American citizen, and Domenico Taglieri, a citizen of Italy. The two met and were married in the US, and then later moved to Italy. Three years after their [...]

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On Tuesday, the University of Phoenix and the Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement that requires the university to pay nearly $191 million after alleged practices of misleading advertising. The deal could potentially affect students who attended the institution between October of 2012 and December of 2016. The allegations arose from the University of Phoenix’s [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments for two cases, including one on the Affordable Care Act and one on criminal procedure rules. The court first heard argument in Maine Community Health Options v. United States and consolidated cases. Under the Affordable Care Act’s “risk corridor” programs, private insurance companies are promised by [...]

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Judge David Briones of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s attempt to allocate military funds to construct a wall along the Mexican border was beyond his constitutional authority. Trump intended to use Pentagon funds to build a wall on the southern border of the United [...]

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Representatives of Canada, Mexico and the US signed a draft of a revised United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) Tuesday that will replace NAFTA. The USMCA is intended to increase protection of US automobile industry and add 28,000 jobs in the industry over six years, requiring 75 percent of a vehicle’s parts to be made in [...]

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The US Supreme Court issued its ruling Wednesday in Peter v. Nantkwest, a case concerning attorney’s fees in patent cases. The case questioned whether attorney’s fees were included as expenses that applicants seeking review of their patent decision with the Patent Trademark Office (PTO) were responsible for. The court issued a unanimous ruling in the [...]

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A Manhattan trial court ruled Tuesday that Exxon Mobil did not mislead investors on climate change risks. Judge Barry Ostrager concluded that the Office of the Attorney General failed to prove Exxon made false material disclosures to the public in violation of the Martin Act § 352 and Executive law§ 63(12). The findings at trial, which began [...]

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A court in the Pakistani city of Lahore indicted Hafiz Saeed, founder of the banned group Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT), on terrorism financing charges Wednesday. Saeed is the alleged mastermind of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Anti-Terrorism Court judge Malik Arshad Bhutta charged Hafiz Saeed with terrorism financing in different cities of Pakistan’s Punjab province. According [...]

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