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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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The Supreme Court of India ruled Monday that women enlisted in India’s military are permitted to receive permanent commissions, a right previously held only by men. Women in India were first permitted to enter the army in 1992 under a provision for an initial period of five years. In 1996, the provision limiting the enrollment [...]

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A season ticket holder filed a class action lawsuit on Friday against the Houston Astros for placing a deficient product on the field after violating league “sign stealing” rules. The lawsuit comes after a multi-year sign-stealing scheme called “Codebreaker” was revealed last month. The scheme started in 2017 and continued throughout the 2019 season, in [...]

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The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled part of the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act invalid on Friday. Judge Robert Cleland struck down provisions of the Sex Offender Registry Act due to vagueness, strict liability and violations of the First Amendment. The provisions that were struck down for vagueness included sections [...]

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