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US President Joe Biden Thursday extended a program that protects Hong Kong residents in the US from deportation. The program, called the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), was originally set to end on February 5. The extension means the DED will now remain in effect for certain Hong Kong residents in the US for an additional [...]

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A former Twitter employee revealed continued privacy and data security violations by the company, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post on Tuesday. The whistleblower, a former Twitter engineer, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in October 2022 under advice of Whistleblower Aid. The complaint [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Wednesday released a letter to Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) regarding its reported use of facial recognition software to identify and deny entry to MSG venues for all lawyers affiliated with law firms that represent clients in pending litigation related to MSG Entertainment. The policy may affect up to [...]

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Mifepristone manufacturer GenBioPro Inc. Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of West Virginia, challenging the state’s restrictions on medication abortions. Mifepristone is a generic medication abortion pill approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used up to ten weeks of pregnancy. GenBioPro alleges that West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection Act [...]

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North Carolina obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr. Amy Bryant Wednesday challenged state laws restricting the prescription and use of medication abortion drug mifepristone. Bryant argues that state laws cannot frustrate the objectives of federal law. As the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate medication, Bryant contends [...]

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The Honolulu municipal government signed a settlement agreement on Tuesday to improve paratransit for people with disabilities. This agreement was in response to a complaint in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Honolulu’s city and county government run a public paratransit known as The Handi-Van service for people with disabilities [...]

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The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted two former Arkansas sheriff’s deputies with federal civil rights offense for using excessive force during an arrest. Former deputies Levi White and Zackary King were captured on camera last August beating Randal Worcester who was already restrained and on the ground. The victim [...]

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The US Secret Service Wednesday released a report that investigated 173 mass attacks from 2016 to 2020. The report analyzed attacks where three or more people were injured or killed in “businesses, schools, houses of worship, open spaces, and other locations where we live our daily lives.” This report comes after Congress  introduced two bills [...]

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The Hawaii Circuit Court of the Third Circuit Tuesday exonerated Albert “Ian” Schweitzer’s 2000 conviction for the 1991 second-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault in the first degree of Dana Ireland after newly discovered evidence. Modern DNA testing showed that  DNA found on a bloody t-shirt primarily used to convict Schweitzer belonged to an unknown [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that it reached a settlement with Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc. (GWRSI) to address the company’s Clean Air Act violations. The DOJ and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concurrently filed a complaint against GWRSI for its violations. In 2019, the EPA asserted that GWRSI violated the [...]

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