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The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday indefinitely suspended all Chinese carriers from flying to and from the US, effective June 16. This order most impacts Air China, China’s flag carrier airline, which frequently flies schedules between China and the US. “ U.S. carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct [...]

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Protesters and Black Lives Matter DC filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that their ouster from Lafayette Square near the White House on June 1 violated both their First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly and their Fourth Amendment right of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. Protests have sparked across the country in response [...]

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The US Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that will ease restrictions on emergency small business loans. HR 7010, or the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020,” would amend the Small Business Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). It would extend the covered loan period from eight weeks [...]

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The US Treasury Department announced Tuesday that four companies have been blacklisted for aiding the Venezuelan regime’s efforts to transport oil to the US market. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed Adamant Maritime Ltd, Afranav Maritime Ltd, Sanibel Shiptrade Ltd and Seacomber Ltd on the specially designated nationals list. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin [...]

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US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer said Tuesday that the Trump administration will investigate several countries over the implementation of taxes on digital services, which are suspected to discriminate against US companies. Initiating a Section 301 investigation under the Trade Act of 1974 will give the USTR broad authority to respond to a foreign country’s [...]

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Former Trump campaign staffer Jessica Denson filed a class action lawsuit on Monday to request release from her non-disclosure agreement (NDA) signed during the 2016 election cycle. Denson, who worked as a national phone bank administrator and Hispanic engagement coordinator, was required to sign a contract before starting her employment. The class action declares that [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that former Michigan governor Rick Snyder cannot avoid deposition in civil lawsuits pertaining to the Flint water scandal. Snyder and former Michigan State Treasurer Andy Dillon claimed that they could not be deposed as non-party fact witnesses in Flint water crisis claims against other [...]

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