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US President Donald Trump announced  Thursday the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency . “Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this,” Trump said. Trump noted that current Deputy Adminstrator Andrew Wheeler will serve as acting administrator. “I have [...]

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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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Amnesty International (AI) called  Monday for the Egyptian parliament to vote down proposed laws  that would increase the government’s control over online content. Najia Bounaim , Director of Campaigns in North Africa, said, These proposed laws would increase the Egyptian government’s already broad powers to monitor, censor and block social media and blogs, as well as criminalize [...]

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A federal judge on Friday blocked a proposed Kentucky Medicaid plan that would include work requirements as a condition of receiving the state’s subsidized health coverage. Under the proposed Kentucky plan, titled Kentucky HEALTH, the state would impose “community-engagement” requirements for both traditional and expansion Medicaid populations. It also included a new mandate that would [...]

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California lawmakers passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act Thursday, granting broad online privacy protections to consumers. Assembly member and bill sponsor Ed Chau said in a statement , “Today, California took a historic step in enacting legislation to protect children and consumers by giving them control over their own personal data. Consumers [...]

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Judge T.S. Ellis, III for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled Tuesday that charges for bank fraud and tax evasion against former campaign manager for US President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, can proceed. Manafort challenged his indictment in June, arguing that Special Counsel exceeded its authority. Ellis refused to dismiss [...]

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