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Russian state news agency TASS Monday announced that Brittney Griner has appealed her controversial nine-year prison sentence. Griner was arrested in February at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow while attempting to enter the country with vape cartridges containing a small amount of cannabis oil. Griner pled guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges on July 7. [...]

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A US federal judge Monday told US Senator Lindsay Graham that he must testify before a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury about efforts to overturn the 2020 US presidential election in that state. District Attorney Fani Willis seeks to question Graham surrounding two telephone calls that Graham made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger [...]

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After a federal judge unsealed documents related to the FBI’s search of former US president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, fears have grown over increased threats of violence. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart unsealed the search warrant and attachments Friday, following a motion Thursday from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Since unsealing the documents, Reinhart [...]

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The US House of Representatives has passed HR 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to send it to President Joe Biden for signing into law. The bill addresses climate change, drug pricing and corporate taxes. The House voted 220-207 to pass the bill. Last Sunday, the US Senate narrowly passed the bill during a 27-hour [...]

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Police officer Thomas Robertson was sentenced Thursday to 87 months in prison for his participation in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. According to court documents, Robertson, 49, and co-defendent Jacob Fracker, were both officers with the Rocky Mount, Virginia, Police Department and were off duty when they headed for Washington, DC, in Robertson’s [...]

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Wyoming Judge Melissa Owens granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday against the state’s abortion ban, protecting abortion access while litigation against the law moves forward. “The legislature cannot pass a discriminatory law on the basis of sex that restricts the constitutionally protected right to make one’s own health care decisions,” Judge Ownes wrote. Wyoming Governor, Mark [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated proceedings towards making new rules regulating consumer data privacy, the board announced Thursday. The commission, led by Chair Lina Khan, released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), outlining a plan to create nationwide data privacy regulations and investigate “unfair and deceptive” data practices to which many [...]

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US District Judge Charles Breyer ruled Wednesday that the nationwide pharmacy chain Walgreens contributed to and is liable for the opioid epidemic in San Francisco. This decision results from a month-long bench trial in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu sued Walgreens for public nuisance [...]

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US President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the CHIPS Act of 2022, which provides $52 billion to boost the US domestic semiconductor industry. The act authorizes the expenditure of more than $200 billion to promote domestic semiconductor production. However, only $52 billion is immediately appropriated as a result of Biden signing the bill. The act also [...]

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The FBI Tuesday seized Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry’s cell phone, potentially in furtherance of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. In an exclusive statement to Fox News, Perry confirmed that FBI agents approached him with a warrant and requested his cellphone. The seizure comes only one [...]

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