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The US Department of the Interior announced a new rule on Friday that limits future oil and gas activities in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, which spans 23 million acres. The rule amends existing federal regulations that the Bureau of Land Management uses to protect the reserve from environmental harm and gives the bureau more authority [...]

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The Alabama House of Representatives rejected a bill on Wednesday that would allow the resentencing of death row inmates who were sentenced by a trial judge. The bill was defeated in Alabama’s House Judicial Committee by a 9-4 vote. In 2016, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion on Hursts v. Florida finding, “The Sixth [...]

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The Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ), a human rights organization based in Armenia, published a report Thursday purporting that acts of genocide have been committed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region since 2021. The region is located within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of Armenian forces since 1994 and is home to the breakaway [...]

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Renowned Russian scientist Alexander Kuranov received a seven-year sentence in a high-security prison on Thursday for state treason, according to the Head of the United Press Service of the Courts of St. Petersburg. Kuranov, who formerly headed a state research institute in St. Petersburg overseeing the Ayaks hypersonic aircraft program, faced arrest in 2021 at the age [...]

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The Nevada Supreme Court upheld a 2021 state ban on ghost guns Thursday, overturning a lower-court decision that declared the law unconstitutional for being vague. Ghost guns are guns without serial numbers and are usually assembled by the user. Justice Lidia S. Stiglich authored the opinion of the court. Stiglich ruled that the law’s definition [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled against former Republican campaign consultant Jesse R. Benton on Friday, upholding Benton’s conviction for allegedly funneling $100,000 in campaign donations from a Russian businessman to his consulting firm. Of the $100,000, Benton was convicted of keeping $75,000 of the donation for himself and giving the [...]

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The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered on Thursday the dismissal of charges against James Holkeboer, who had been charged with election fraud for actions he undertook working as an election inspector in the August 2022 primary election in the Gaines Township part of Kent County, Michigan. Holkeboer was charged with using a personal USB drive [...]

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Indian security forces killed at least 29 left-wing extremists called Naxals, or Maoists, in the Indian Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected state of Chhattisgarh’s sensitive region Bastar this week. The Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala are all considered LWE affected, albeit to varying degrees. [...]

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Apple removed two popular social media applications, Meta Platforms’ WhatsApp and Threads, from its Chinese App Store on Friday due to a directive issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China, citing ‘national security reasons’ according to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Apple also reportedly removed messaging apps Signal and Telegram on the same day. [...]

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A group of 505 law professors and faculty have signed a letter that was delivered to the US House Committee on Wednesday, condemning the investigation into Rutgers University Newark Center for Security, Race, and Rights (CSRR) for campus antisemitism. The congressional investigation of Rutgers University began on March 27 by the House Committee on Education [...]

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