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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware federal district court Tuesday. The bankruptcy filing comes after recent sexual abuse allegations against BSA members. In January Abused in Scouting, a group dedicated to seeking relief for sexual abuse victims previously in the Boy Scouts, filed a suit against the [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday denied telecommunication giant Huawei’s claim that the restriction on its US business was unconstitutional. The company alleged in its complaint that Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act violated its due process rights. The provision prohibits federal agencies and contractors from using Huawei and rival company ZTE’s products. The [...]

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals granted an injunction Tuesday preventing the implementation of a voter ID law. North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment to require photo ID in November 2018. Plaintiffs challenged the requirement as racially discriminatory. They argued that the history of racially discriminatory voter ID laws in North Carolina, which are [...]

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A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted nine of 16 individuals on charges related to organizing the 2013 Gezi Park protests. Among the acquitted were architects, a journalist, lawyers, actors and Osman Kavala, a Turkish businessman and philanthropist who served two years in prison prior to the trial. The entire group faced the collective possibility of [...]

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The White House announced Tuesday that US President Donald Trump issued seven pardons and commuted the sentences of four individuals, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich was indicted by federal prosecutors in 2008 for his attempt to personally profit from his ability to fill Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat. Blagojevich received a 14-year sentence. [...]

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In a vote held by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Tuesday, employees at the crowdfunding tech company Kickstarter elected to unionize. The decision marks the first successful move toward worker organization at a major tech company, though similar efforts by contractors and employees in the industry have been advanced in recent years. The [...]

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A senior UN official claimed Sunday at a press conference held in Munich that countries are violating the Libya arms embargo and that they must be held accountable. UN Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie Williams said that “the arms embargo has become a joke.” Libya is currently the center of an international armed conflict.  [...]

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More than 2,000 former US Department of Justice (DOJ) employees signed a letter on Sunday calling for US Attorney General William Barr’s resignation, condemning President Donald Trump and Barr’s interference in the sentencing of Trump associate Roger Stone. The letter cites the DOJ Manual, which calls on officials to “be impartial and insulated from political [...]

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A German court on Saturday ordered a temporary halt in the clearing of thousands of trees to make room for a Tesla development site in a forest southeast of Berlin. The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg ruled that they must first consider the appeal from Green League Brandenburg, an environmental association. The League filed an [...]

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