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X Corp. CEO Elon Musk announced the company received an inquiry from the US House of Representatives. The inquiry aims to look into Musk’s concerns surrounding free speech in Brazil, according to Musk. The Wednesday announcement comes less than a week after Brazil Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes opened a criminal inquiry into [...]

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China announced sanctions on Thursday against two US entities, including General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems, over the two entities’ involvement in selling weapons to Taiwan. China decided to impose general sanctions against the two entities involved in selling weapons to Taiwan. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is a subsidiary of General Atomics [...]

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US District Judge Mark Walker blocked the enforcement of a Florida law Wednesday that would have banned a transgender public school teacher from introducing themselves to students with their personal pronouns. The law, which went into effect in 2023, bans public school employees or contractors from providing to students a “preferred personal title or pronouns [...]

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A New York appellate judge denied on Tuesday former US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to delay his falsified documents criminal trial, set to begin on April 15. Trump motioned to overturn a gag order imposed by the judge overseeing the criminal trial, Judge Juan Merchan. In her Tuesday order, Associate Justice Cynthia Kern denied [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the finalization of new drinking water standards Wednesday that aim to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals legally allowed in water in the United States. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetical chemicals that have been used in commercial products since the 1950s. The chemicals can be found [...]

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Oakland County Circuit Judge Cheryl Matthews sentenced Jennifer and James Crumbley on Tuesday to 10 to 15 years in prison for manslaughter. The Crumbleys are the parents of the Oxford High School shooter who killed four fellow students in 2021 and wounded several others. When sentencing the Crumbleys, Matthews stated that the “sentencing guidelines in [...]

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Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) announced on Tuesday that it had reached a tentative settlement of $600 million in a class action lawsuit regarding the February 2023 freight train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. According to the NSC news release, the settlement “is designed to provide finality and flexibility for the class members.” Class members would [...]

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Arizona’s Supreme Court found on Tuesday that a 159-year-old law banning abortion is enforceable following the US Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn abortion rights case Roe v Wade, sending a 52-year-old case back to trial court. The case, Planned Parenthood v. Kristin Mayes/Hazelrigg, was initiated in 1971, two years before the US Supreme Court [...]

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The American Bar Association published a statement on Monday expressing alarm over the increasing threats against judges in the US. The statement cited that serious threats against judges have doubled since 2019, with 457 incidents reported in 2023. These threats often involve threats to physical safety and harm and can have a profoundly negative effect [...]

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A New York appellate court denied an effort by former US President Donald Trump on Monday to delay the start of his upcoming falsified documents criminal case. The New York Times reported earlier on Monday that Trump filed several challenges against Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the falsified documents trial. With the appellate court’s [...]

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