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On Thursday, the US Senate passed the ‘speak out’ bill which aims to limit the use and enforceability of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for cases of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The bill, introduced in July, now only has to pass through the House and be signed by the President to become law. It states: “With [...]

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Friday released a report on the promotion of human rights for Africans and people of African descent and suggested a comprehensive approach to dismantle systems that perpetuate racism across all aspects of life. Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif commented that many initiatives [...]

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Six US states Thursday sued President Joe Biden over his recently proposed federal student loan forgiveness plan. The state attorneys generals of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina alleged in a federal Missouri court that Biden’s federal student loan forgiveness plan is unauthorized and poses economic harm to working class individuals. The thrust [...]

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Frank Garrison, a resident of Indiana, Tuesday sued the US Department of Education claiming the recent student debt forgiveness is unlawful. On August 24, the Biden administration announced that it would forgive between $10,000 and $20,000 in federal student loans for over 40 million borrowers. Garrison claims the forgiveness would create tax liabilities which make [...]

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Meta Tuesday stated it removed two “covert influence operations” which originated in China and Russia from its platforms for violating Meta’s ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ (CIB) policy. The CIB report stated that a network which originated in China targeted, among others, the United States and the Czech Republic. In the Czech Republic, the Chinese operation criticized [...]

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The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) Tuesday released a report stating that black people in the United States are seven times more likely than white people to be falsely convicted of serious crimes, more likely to be the targets of police misconduct and spend more time in prison before being exonerated. NRE has documented and analysed [...]

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US federal prosecutors Tuesday began jury selection in the seditious conspiracy trial against the founder of the far-right group the Oath Keepers and four other associated individuals. The Department of Justice (DOJ) first charged the individuals in connection with the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot in January of this year. As of the time of [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Monday struck down California’s ban on private immigrant detention centers. Private prison operator GEO Group, Inc. and the Biden administration initiated a lawsuit against the ban in 2020. In an 8-3 decision, the Ninth Circuit stated that the California ban gave the state too much [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Arizona Monday asked an Arizona  state judge to stay a September 23 ruling which would allow a 1901 abortion ban to go into effect. The ban went into effect shortly after the Superior Court of Pima County ruling and bans all abortions unless the procedure is necessary to save a pregnant person’s [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday charged three men for their roles “in orchestrating fraudulent manipulative securities trading schemes” which resulted in a $100 million valuation for a New Jersey deli and a $120 million valuation for a separate shell company. The SEC’s complaint states that Peter L. Coker Sr., Peter L. Coker Jr. and [...]

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