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Major League Baseball (MLB) announced Friday that the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB draft will not be held in Georgia, in response to Georgia’s new voting restrictions that were signed into law on March 25.   MLB is relocating the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft in response to SB 202, which aims to expand [...]

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Friday that the United States would lift sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that former President Donald Trump had imposed in September of last year. Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on ICC staff after Bensouda launched an investigation into the US military’s involvement [...]

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The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities released a report Wednesday which considered the United Kingdom as a “model” for racial equality. The report, while acknowledging the existence of racism in the UK, placed the country above other European nations. It highlights the importance given to racial equality in policy decisions and in the media [...]

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On Wednesday ousted lawmakers in Myanmar announced the abolition of the 2008 constitution that enshrined the military’s ability to interfere in the political situation in the country. The announcement of the repeal was issued by the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, a group of lawmakers from the National League for Democracy party, which won landslide elections [...]

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New Mexico is poised to become the sixteenth state legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana after the state legislature passed House Bill 2 on Wednesday. The New Mexico bill will allow persons age 21 and over to have up to two ounces of marijuana in their possession, as well as six plants per individual or twelve per [...]

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On Thursday, a Hong Kong court found seven high-profile democracy activists guilty of unauthorized assembly for their involvement in a 2019 anti-government protest. The defendants, who are all 60 years or older, include media figure Jimmy Lai and barrister Martin Lee. The group of veteran activists also include former lawmakers and political figures. District Judge [...]

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The Supreme Court Thursday upheld a Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order making changes to media ownership rules. Overturning a Third Circuit ruling, the Court found that the agency met the necessary procedural requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The FCC is the federal agency responsible for the regulation of radio, television, and other media [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the Southern District of New York’s ruling on Thursday dismissing New York City’s suit against Chevron. The court held a state tort lawsuit could not be brought against Chevron for environmental protection reasons because federal law, not state, applies. The suit stems from environmental protection [...]

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced Thursday that the popular video-sharing social media app TikTok would be unblocked in Pakistan after the Peshawar High Court rescinded its March ban on the Chinese app over concerns of alleged “obscene content . . . unacceptable for Pakistani society.” The PTA announced that while the ban would be [...]

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The Court of Appeal for Ontario on Wednesday affirmed the damages award of $30 million in a class action lawsuit against Ontario for mistreatment of inmates in solitary confinement, finding that the administrative segregation was negligent and in violation of inmates’ constitutional rights. The use of administrative segregation in correctional facilities in Ontario constitutes solitary [...]

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